Me Hijra, Me Laxmi

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ISBN:

9780199458264

Publication date:

16/02/2015

Paperback

264 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 545.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199458264

Publication date:

16/02/2015

Paperback

264 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Laxmi, R. Raj Rao (Translator) & P.G. Joshi (Translator)

Me Hijra, Me Laxmi is an autobiographical account tracing the extraordinary journey of Laxmi, a hijra, who fought against tremendous odds for the recognition of hijras and their rights. 

Suitable for: General readers, literature enthusiasts, and students and scholars of comparative literature, translation, gender, and culture studies. 

Rights:  World Rights

Laxmi, R. Raj Rao (Translator) & P.G. Joshi (Translator)

Description

He was born a boy, but never felt like one. What was he then? He felt attracted to boys. What did this make him? He loved to dance. But why did others make fun of him?   Battling such emotional turmoil from a very young age, Laxminarayan Tripathi, born in a high-caste Brahman household, felt confused, trapped, and lonely. Slowly, he began wearing women’s clothes. Over time, he became bold and assertive about his real sexual identity. Finally, he found his true self—she was Laxmi, a hijra.   From numerous love affairs to finding solace by dancing in Mumbai’s bars; from being taunted as a homo to being the first Indian hijra to attend the World AIDS Conference in Toronto; from mental and physical abuse to finding a life of grace, dignity, and fame, this autobiography is an extraordinary journey of a hijra who fought against tremendous odds for the recognition of hijras and their rights. 

Laxmi, R. Raj Rao (Translator) & P.G. Joshi (Translator)

Table of contents

Me Hijra, Me Laxmi
 
Afterword by R. Raj Rao
Glossary
Foreword to the Marathi Edition by Pradeep Patkar
Preface to the Marathi Edition by Vaishali Rode

About the Translators 

Laxmi, R. Raj Rao (Translator) & P.G. Joshi (Translator)

Laxmi, R. Raj Rao (Translator) & P.G. Joshi (Translator)

Laxmi, R. Raj Rao (Translator) & P.G. Joshi (Translator)

Description

He was born a boy, but never felt like one. What was he then? He felt attracted to boys. What did this make him? He loved to dance. But why did others make fun of him?   Battling such emotional turmoil from a very young age, Laxminarayan Tripathi, born in a high-caste Brahman household, felt confused, trapped, and lonely. Slowly, he began wearing women’s clothes. Over time, he became bold and assertive about his real sexual identity. Finally, he found his true self—she was Laxmi, a hijra.   From numerous love affairs to finding solace by dancing in Mumbai’s bars; from being taunted as a homo to being the first Indian hijra to attend the World AIDS Conference in Toronto; from mental and physical abuse to finding a life of grace, dignity, and fame, this autobiography is an extraordinary journey of a hijra who fought against tremendous odds for the recognition of hijras and their rights. 

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Table of contents

Me Hijra, Me Laxmi
 
Afterword by R. Raj Rao
Glossary
Foreword to the Marathi Edition by Pradeep Patkar
Preface to the Marathi Edition by Vaishali Rode

About the Translators 

Read More