By Gayatri Reddy
Hijras are males who sacrifice their genitalia to a goddess in go back for the ability to confer fertility on newlyweds and child little ones, a ritual function they're revered for, whilst they're stigmatized for his or her ambiguous sexuality. by way of concentrating on the hijra neighborhood, Gayatri Reddy sheds new gentle on Indian society and the complex negotiations of id throughout a variety of domain names of daily life. additional, by way of reframing hijra identification in the course of the neighborhood financial system of appreciate, this ethnography highlights the advanced relationships between neighborhood and international, sexual and ethical, economies.
This publication may be considered as the definitive paintings on hijras, one who could be of huge curiosity to anthropologists, scholars of South Asian tradition, and experts within the learn of gender and sexuality.