Sexual States: Governance and the Struggle over the Antisodomy Law in India (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) by Jyoti Puri
English | Mar. 25, 2016 | ISBN: 0822360438 | 233 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
In Sexual States Jyoti Puri tracks the efforts to decriminalize homosexuality in India to show how the regulation of sexuality is fundamentally tied to the creation and enduring existence of the state. Since 2001 activists have attempted to rewrite Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which in addition to outlawing homosexual behavior is often used to prosecute a range of activities and groups that are considered perverse.