I N D E X
aasra
organization, 180n2
Abducted Persons Act, 166n10
Abram, Simone, 38
Abrams, Philip, 28, 170n7
affective states, sexuality and, 29, 165n8
affirmative action, gender issues and,
153–54
“After the Ban: Women Working in
Dance Bars of Mumbai,” 15
Agamben, Giorgio, 25, 40, 172n50
Agnes, Flavia, 17
aids
Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan
(aids
Anti-Discrimination Move-
ment
[abva]),
6, 8, 59; challenge to
antisodomy laws from, 102, 104–5,
111–12, 114, 123, 181n10
All India Muslim Personal Law Board,
135
Alternate Law Forum, 129
Ambedkar, B. R., 143–45, 189n58
Anjuman organization, 128, 143
antinationalism, persecution of Sikh
community and, 88–90
antisodomy laws, 4–6, 8, 11; campaign
against, 24–28, 50, 71, 92, 101–25;
children and, 41–44; colonial codi-
fication of, 52, 54–55, 174n17; com-
peting visions and shared contexts
in rulings on, 138–47; criticisms
of, 22–23; dissonance in provision
and function of, 70–73; expanded
scope of, 63–65; hijras and, 92–94;
law enforcement and, 22, 49–73;
liberal discourse concerning, 50;
medical evidence in, 62; mobiliza-
tion of challenges to, 119–20; police
attitudes concerning, 91–94, 96–98;
sexual violence against women and,
10–13, 36–38; Supreme Court re-
instatement of, 138–47
Appadurai, Arjun, 34–35, 171n28
Arasu, Ponni, 42, 126
Aravanis, 39, 97–98, 172n45, 180n68
Arendt, Hannah, 74, 76
Aretxaga, Begoña, 29–30
Armed Forces Special Powers Act
(afspa)
of 1958, 38, 157–58, 173n1
Arnold, David, 77
Arondekar, Anjali, 58, 62, 174n15
Axel, Brian Keith, 88–89
Bacchetta, Paola, 86–88
“Background and Working Conditions
of Women Working in Dance Bars in
Mumbai,” 15
Balibar, Etienne, 180n67
Bangladeshi migrants, anti-immigrant
discourse and, 159–63
Basu, Srimati, 110, 123
Baxi, Pratiksha, 138
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