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TransIndia Documentary Set to Release Highlighting Plight of the Hijras

TransIndia Documentary Set to Release Highlighting Plight of the Hijras

TransIndia, a documentary about the transgender community, known as Hijras, Kinnar and Masiba, in India is currently playing the festival circuit to rave reviews and has recently won the Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition. The documentary takes a look at several Hijras in Ahmedabad, India and how their lives forever changed when […]

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? […]