By D.N. Jha
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13. I am, of course, not the ﬁrst one to make this claim. Other scholars such as Ara Wilson have argued for a ‘‘queer regionalism’’ that more locally translates the relationship between Asian studies and queer studies. ’’ My engagement, however, lies more with the broader historiographical questions undergirding such possible dialogues. 14. Spivak, Critique of Postcolonial Reason, 207. 15. ’’ 16. Several scholars of colonialism have interrogated the archival assumptions and predilections of colonial studies.
Derrida uses the term spectrality to describe a model of historical attentiveness through which the past and/or the future presses on us with a demand that we cannot but answer. Yet Derrida is less interested in the material imprint of the trace that forces a forensics of presence, especially in formulations of colonial historiography. For an excellent reading of queer spectrality, see Freccero, Queer/Early/Modern. INTRODUCTION | 21 9. Shahid Amin, ‘‘Writing the Recalcitrant Event,’’ a paper presented at the conference ‘‘Remembering/Forgetting: Writing Histories in Asia, Australia and the Paciﬁc,’’ University of Technology, Sydney, July 5, 2001.
One must remember here that the scandal of the Karáchi report lies in the promise of its explosive contents, in its exposure of the most covert and unspeakable of activities: male-male sex and, moreover, English male–native male sex. While scandal in the metropole (and, relatedly, in the colonies) in the nineteenth century did not necessarily concern sex, William Cohen argues that ‘‘in its quintessential and paradigmatic form it focused on sexual transgression,’’ particularly sodomy. ∞π Burton’s strategic invocation of the Karáchi report and its later notoriety do largely follow such a movement.
Ancient India in Historical Outline by D.N. Jha