Durba Mitra Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought is an account of how ideas of deviant female sexuality, often named as the “prostitute,” became foundational to modern social thought in colonial India. NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality is licensed under a Creative Commons […]
Gender and sexuality has had an important role in recent public debates in India.
The legacy of imperial Victorian sexual mores continue to haunt the lives of gay people in India and large parts of former British colonies.
Nineteenth-century British imperial imaginaries took great delight in expressing the terror of, and a morbid fascination with, hijra bodies.