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Power, perversion and panic : eunuchs, colonialism and modernity in North India

Hinchy, Jessica Bridgette


In north India in the 1870s, the 'eunuch' became a criminal type under British colonial law. Colonial officials in this region sought to cause eunuchs to 'die out' by preventing emasculation and aimed to transform the occupations, gendered practices and domestic arrangements of several diverse groups who were classed as 'eunuchs.' This study explains the criminalisation of the 'eunuch' through a history of the multiple indigenous groups that this English-language term described in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5147d13e7ec


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