ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

HijraSubscribe to Hijra

Morality and Mortality

The COVID-19 pandemic and its concomitant socio-economic shocks have severely affected the lives of sex workers and members of the transgender community. This article examines how the visibility of such sexual minorities in public spaces has been perceived as a threat to public decency and morality. It highlights the exclusionary pressures they face from the state and community, which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Overcrowded housing, financial precarity, and a reduction in demand for their services place them at higher risk of infection and starvation, while political and social exclusion restricts their access to government services.

What Does it Mean to be a Hijra Mother?

Hijras are known as the “third gender” in India. This article aims to understand hijra motherhood, “natural” motherhood, and womanhood in context of a recent advertisement. The author questions the false binaries of sex and gender through hijra subjectivities.

Third Gender and the Crisis of Citizenship

Why do transgender persons migrate to Tamil Nadu from Kerala despite the latter having high development indicators? A comparative study looks at the experience of the transgender community and their citizenship rights.
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