Khwaja sara, hijra, and the Struggle for Rights in Pakistan

  title={Khwaja sara, hijra, and the Struggle for Rights in Pakistan},
  author={S. Khan},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={1283 - 1310}
  • S. Khan
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract Drawing upon interviews with individuals in Pakistan who cannot be identified as heterosexual or be contained by the gender binary, I argue that in recent years post-colonial legacies of colonial laws have been challenged in Pakistan in ways that suggest a complicated relationship among sexuality, gender, and modernity. I draw upon Partha Chatterjee's notion of political society to situate this relationship. As such, I seek to strengthen prior discussions located in India and Pakistan… Expand