“Darkness to light”: Beyond the fear (and burdens?) of colonisers

Since the primary question before us is of colonisation and metaphors thereof, before ‘decolonising’ we are faced with an important task of identifying when did the colonisation of trans and intersex people truly begin in India. This is not a question that is sufficiently addressed in our political work and writing. We would argue that the colonisation of our minds and bodies was begun by the Brahmanical colonisers of the Indian subcontinent, and this colonisation project was only supported and continued by the White/Western colonisers.

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