Index
Abdela, Lesley, 151–52
Abduh, Mohammed, 61
Abdullah, Omar, 189, 191, 195
Abolitionists: in India, 309–10, 314–15; rescue
and rehabilitation strategy of, 308, 310; sex
work and, 307–10, 314–15. See also anti-
abolitionists
Academy: feminists and, 24; South Asian
studies and, 22–23
Afghan feminists, 22
Afghanistan, 1, 12, 21–22, 142, 161n.67, 183
Africa: gender in, 359–60
African feminists, 7, 51, 358
Agamben, Giorgio, 182
Agency, 3–5, 10, 17–19, 36, 56–58, 76, 83, 88,
167, 365
Age of Consent Bill, 334
Agnes, Flavia, 7, 9–10, 16, 318, 347
Agnew, Terese, 98–99
Agonism, 167. See also Maternal agonism
Ahmed, Humayun, 216
aids. See hiv/aids
Ain-o-Salish Kendro, 215, 222n.31
Alexander, Ashok, 297
Alexander, Jacqui, 14
All India Democratic Women’s Association,
352n.2
All India Institute of Hygiene and Public
Health (aiiph), 298
All India Institute of Physical Hygiene, 290
All India Women’s Conference, 335, 352n.2
All-Manipur Social Reformation and
Development Samaj, 164
Alternative sexualities: in Bangladesh, 279–80;
in India, 245–46. See also Gays; Hijras;
Lesbians; Queer groups
Alwis, Malathi de, 101, 152
Amadiume, Ifi, 358
Amar Meyebela (My Girlhood; Taslima
Nasreen), 218
American domestic manuals, 362–63
Ami Birangona Bolchi (The Voices of War Her-
oines; Nilima Ibrahim), 273
Amrads, 361
‘‘Amr bil maruf wa nahin anil munkir,’’
Quranic injunction, 55–57, 59, 61, 63–64
Anandhi, 252
Angara (Spark; Kusam Meghwal), 234, 238–39
Anti abolitionists: sex work and, 307–10. See
also abolitionists
Anti-devadasi laws, 247. See also Devadasis
Anti-nautch movement, 252
Anti-sodomy law, 261n.4, 315, 321, 324–25, 327,
340, 349, 354n.25
Anti-tra≈cking laws: feminist support for, 340
Anti-Sikh riots: in Delhi, 5
‘‘Apatada Nidahasak Natha’’ (For Us, There is
No Freedom), 107
Apeksha (Dalit Hindi magazine), 241
Apna Gaon (Mohandas Naimishray), 230–31
Area studies program, 22, 23
Arendt, Hannah, 180n.68
Argumentative Indian, The (Amartya Sen), 348
Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (afspa):
in Kashmir, 195; in Manipur, 12
Arondekar, Anjali, 6, 20
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