For many colonial officials, Hijras were not only a danger to ‘public morals’, but also a threat to colonial political authority.
With thirty-one contributions spanning colonized contexts across the world, The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism documents the interventions into reproductive and sexual lives that upheld colonial projects.
Sex, Law and the Politics of Age: Child Marriage in India, 1891-1937 is a microhistory of a law restraining child marriages passed in colonial India in 1929.
NOTCHES’ commitment in working toward an anti-racist history of sexuality.
“Fairyland” came to represent radically different things to discrete groups of people.
Attempts to ban child marriage in Southern Rhodesia reflected the Europeans’ tendency to perceive African male sexuality as excessive.
Venereal diseases became a means through which colonial elites and moral reformers condemned, surveilled, and made medical interventions against the Jamaican masses.