Living on the Societal Edge: India’s Transgender Realities

  title={Living on the Societal Edge: India’s Transgender Realities},
  author={G. Agoramoorthy and M. Hsu},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  • G. Agoramoorthy, M. Hsu
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Religion and Health
  • The transgendered people have played an important role in ancient Indian culture over millennia. They were portrayed in famous Hindu religious scriptures such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. They were given imperative roles in the royal courtyards of Mughal emperors. Their downfall came only at the onset of British rule during the eighteenth century when they were blacklisted and treated as criminal elements in society. Only in 2014, India’s Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling by declaring… CONTINUE READING
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