What is in a Name? Khwaja Sara, Hijra and Eunuchs in Pakistan

@article{Khan2016WhatII,
  title={What is in a Name? Khwaja Sara, Hijra and Eunuchs in Pakistan},
  author={S. Khan},
  journal={Indian Journal of Gender Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={218 - 242}
}
  • S. Khan
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
This discussion draws upon research conducted in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad in 2014 with approximately 30 members of trans*1 communities and examines the historical and contemporary politics of naming and its consequences in British India and contemporary Pakistan. I maintain that the colonial state’s view of these communities coincided with regional reformist attempts to curtail their presence in British India. Their marginalised status was challenged in Pakistan2 in 2009, however, when the… Expand
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