Why I Chose To Become A Hijra? – Laxmi Tripathi

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has been a global activist and spokesperson for the trans-gender community for nearly two decades.

It is easy to dismiss ‘Hijras’ in India as a lower species of human. Everyone does it. Most people would not imagine that the community has in its ranks as intelligent and educated a conversationalist as Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.
She intertwines her own story with reflections on the role of hijras in culture and mythology, and their plight today. Sprinkled with humor and observation, her journey might force you to look inwards.