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Governing gender and sexuality in colonial India : the Hijra, c.1850-1900 / Jessica Hinchy.

Author/Creator:
Hinchy, Jessica author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages) : illustrations.
Subjects:
India. Criminal Tribes Act of 1871.
Transgender people -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Transgender people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- India.
India -- Politics and government -- 1857-1919.
India -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Contents:
The Hijra panic
An ungovernable population
Hijras and Indian middle class morality
The 'gradual extirpation' of the Hijra
The Hijra archive
Hijra life histories
Classifying illegible bodies, contesting colonial categories
Policing, evading, surviving
Saving children to eliminate Hijras
Conclusion
Postscript : Hijras and the state in postcolonial South Asia.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
9781108592208 (electronic bk.)
1108592201 (electronic bk.)
9781108492553
110849255X
Publisher Number:
99984054138
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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