CNN The dead nun's slippers were scattered on the convent kitchen floor -- one near the entrance, the other by the fridge. She was murdered for catching an Indian priest and nun in a sex act. Her white veil was found snagged on the door. An open bottle of water was leaking onto the tiles. In the corner of the room was an ax.
Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought
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Many of our ebooks are available for purchase from these online vendors:. Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. How British authorities and Indian intellectuals developed ideas about deviant female sexuality to control and organize modern society in India.
In Indian Sex Life , Durba Mitra shows how deviant female sexuality, particularly the concept of the prostitute, became foundational to this knowledge project and became the primary way to think and write about Indian society. Bringing together vast archival materials from diverse disciplines, Mitra reveals that deviant female sexuality was critical to debates about social progress and exclusion, caste domination, marriage, widowhood and inheritance, women's performance, the trafficking of girls, abortion and infanticide, industrial and domestic labor, indentured servitude, and ideologies about the dangers of Muslim sexuality. British authorities and Indian intellectuals used the concept of the prostitute to argue for the dramatic reorganization of modern Indian society around Hindu monogamy. Mitra demonstrates how the intellectual history of modern social thought is based in a dangerous civilizational logic built on the control and erasure of women's sexuality.