Identity Search as women among trans women in India: A Study on A. Revathi's Truth About me: A Hijra Life story


Identity Search as women among trans women in India: A Study on A. Revathi's Truth About me: A Hijra Life story

Ragitha Rajendran

Ragitha Rajendran "Identity Search as women among trans women in India: A Study on A. Revathi's Truth About me: A Hijra Life story" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | NSCCIGC-18 , March 2018, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD16053.pdf

Transgender woman or trans woman, who is a male by birth, changes the gender at a certain age.They are women, but the acceptance of them in the Indian society is considerably low, when compared toother countries. The society, being patriarchal, if a man changes the gender and becomes a female, treatsthem in an indifferent manner. They are treated as a commodity for flesh market. The society is notbothered about the thought processes and mindsets of the transwomen; though they want themselves to betreated as women. They are ill- treated and are labelled as an isolated group. This situation has to change. Itis taking shape. Third gender is nowadays considered for jobs.The study focuses on the identity crisis faced by transwomen in general and Revathi, in particular,with the support of queer theory. Can they get the identity as woman or mother or wife? The societal taboosand its manifestations will change and it would be in near future that they are also treated as a part ofwomen community. This research throws light on the transwoman who are educated and live with amystified identity in the Indian society.

Construct of identity, Queer Theory- Transgender studies, Transwomen.


Special Issue | NSCCIGC-18 , March 2018

2394-9333

IJTRD16053