Jessica Hinchy

Jessica Hinchy is Assistant Professor in History at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research examines gender, sexuality and colonialism, particularly in northern India. Her 2019 book Governing Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India: The Hijra, c. 1850-1900 (Cambridge University Press) examines the colonial criminalisation of the Hijra community.

The long history of criminalising Hijras

The persecution of Hijras in India goes beyond the infamous Section 377.

Jul 02, 2019

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