Transgender – Being Different in Democracy

Over the past few months the media tabloids have been flooded with the news about “Third Gender” or the “Hijra” community, telling stories about the struggle or sufferings or rights granted or denied by the various apex bodies across the world esp. India. One may wonder about the sudden struggle of being ‘sanskritized’ with the other “two sexes” in the socially accepted society. To begin with, the better and easy understanding about this community let’s look at the term “transgender”. Transgender is an umbrella term used for people not identifying themselves with the sex they are born in, Hijras...

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