Abjection Of Youth/ Sexuality

This talk reflects broadly on the production Of marginals in the context Of Kerala State, India, and more specifically, on the contemporary moment in which young people face the increased risk Of abjection. I attempt to make sense Of this by recounting the complex historical conjecture Of demographic change and economic transformation subsequent shifts in the Structure and functions Of the family which seems to have intensified the disciplining of Ofyouth in Kerala. Further, I interpret the Kiss Of Love protests (2014—2015)which originated in Kerala but spread to other places in India as an effort not only to challenge Hindutvaviolence in public spaces but also as an attempt to resist the more fundamental resistance to the abjection Of the body and sexuality. I conclude With thoughts on further research.