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Hijras, Lovers, Brothers: Surviving Sex and Poverty in Rural India

Vaibhav Saria


This book seeks to describe the fullness of lives. As one of India’s third gendered populations, hijras are too often and easily relegated to positions of marginality as if their lives can be fully contained within the imperatives of survival. By offering a way of thinking about sexuality in Indian kinship in relation to the queer figure, and by restating an argument for psychoanalytic thinking of the Indian family, the hijra is invited to step out from the long reaching shadows of global discourses of HIV prevention and human rights. Hijras are situated within the moral and ethical dramas tha ... More

Keywords: anthropology, LGBT studies, poverty, queer theory, sexuality, South Asia, transgender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823294701
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823294701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vaibhav Saria, author
Simon Fraser University