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Transindia: Who Are the Hijras?

Transindia: Who Are the Hijras?

India’s Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 set forth a law by the British Empire that classified transgender [Hijras] as both immoral and corrupt. The Act was amended in 1897 and was subtitled “An Act for the Registration of Criminal Tribes and Eunuchs” Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code states that “any eunuch so registered […]

Transindia: A new film by award winning director Meera Darji

Transindia: A new film by award winning director Meera Darji

Maligned, poverty-stricken, India’s transgender community’s future seems preordained, or is it? Even though the Supreme Court recently recognised the transgender people as ‘The Third Gender’, their negligence in society still remains. Is the popular belief, embraced by many foreigners, that Hijras were once an esteemed part of India’s culture true? Or is this simply Pulp Fiction? […]