Hijra: India’s historical relationship with gender and sexuality

Hijra are a community of people that reside predominantly in South Asia. According to the BBC, the word hijra encompasses transgender people, transsexual people, cross-dressers, eunuchs and transvestites. Essentially, they are widely defined as not conforming to common gender and sex binaries. Some Hijras are born intersex, but most tend to be born with male […]