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Transgender in Indian Context: Rights and Activism


Transgender in Indian Context: Rights and Activism

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FOREWORD


Sri Dipak Giri, a serious research scholar, has been laboriously editing scholarly books for the last few years, on various issues, and the latest is on transgender studies, which is a fresh new area in Indian academics. The addition of the subtitle, which refers to the activism in the Indian soil , makes it both informative and investigative, indicating the passion of Sri Giri to be with the current always and to be collaborative in a gesture to present for  us his best possible material in a challenging new field.


Despite debates on the subtle differences among the terms relating to Gender and Sexuality, transgender falls within the broad stream of the “Queer”. Although the discipline owes its birth to Michael Foucault, Gayle Rubin, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Judith Butler, the term queer, often considered as transgender’s  evil twinwas first used in Teresa  de Lauretis’s 1991 work in the feminist cultural studies journal differences entitled “Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities.” She explores her coinage to indicate that there are allied topics involved within this discipline, deconstructing the traditional mistake of calling heterosexuality as an index of sexual habits. It was a challenge to the notion that lesbian and gay studies formed an identical branch of study. Further, it stressed on the various ways that race shaped sexual bias. De Lauretis suggests that queer theory could unite all of these critiques together to open up new researches on sexuality.


There was a time when the transsexuals were regarded as abominable beings in most feminist and gay or lesbian discourses. Today, there is arising a growing need in the transsexual people, as they have acquired the more sophisticated name transgender, to articulate new subjectivisation of the self that truly expresses the reality of transgender crises. In this context, Giri’s book, which is a collection of essays by expert hands, will be quite useful both as a humanitarian statement demanding serious attention in society and also as a reference text in the humanities departments.


In the context of the approaching age of Sri Aurobindo, the “flawed being” cannot be a static reality. Until that reversible reality envisaged by the master in his “The Destiny of the Body” and other texts relating to the transformation of the body, reaches the masses,  the efforts taken by critics like Giri and his team are welcome.

                                                                                    
Goutam Ghosal, D. Litt.,
Professor,
Department of English
Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan
West Bengal
                                                                  



CONTENTS

              Foreword
             Introduction
1.      “A Woman Trapped in a Man’s Body…Am I a Flawed Being (?): A Study of Revathi’s The Truth about Me -Dr. Anupriya Roy Srivastava


2.      Transgender Identity: A Conflict between Belief (Dharma) and Truth (The Ultimate) in Devdutt Pattanaik’s The Pregnant King -Anila Chandran


3.      Njan Marykutty: Steps into the Mindscapes of Transpersons -Lissy P.V, Minu Thomas & Jestymol V. Joseph


4.      Flagitiousness in a Transgender Life: A. Revathi’s Truth about Me: A Hijira Life Story -R. Murugesan


5.      International Perspectives for Education and Socio-economic Promotion of Transgender Community in reference to India and Other Asian Countries -Srimoyee Poddar & Dr. Ramakanta Mohalik


6.      ‘Self’ and ‘the Others’: A Reading of Kavita Sinha’s Pourush -Dr. Priyalekha N S

7.      Transgenders: Identity and Rights -Junaid ul Shafi


8.      Conceptualizing Transgender in the Indian Context: Contentions and Conundrums -Anee Bhattacharyya

9.      Queer Representation in Indian Cinema: A Study on Select Films -Anju Harikumar


10.  Doubly Jeopardized ‘Invisible’ Class: Exploring the Existence of ‘Hijra’ Community in Mahesh Dattani’s Play Seven Steps Around the Fire -Dayal Chakrabortty

11.  Entity Diversified: Laxmi Narayan Tripathi -Priyabrata Dey Sarkar


12.  Gender Roles and the Perceived Threat of Homosexuality in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness -S. Anjali Mohan


13.  From ‘Sub-human’ to ‘Human’: The Role of Education in the Making of Manobi Bandyopadhyay, India’s First Transgender Principal -Samar Sutradhar

14.  Questioning the Social Prejudice against the Hijras in India and Their Fight for Identity: A Study of Mahesh Dattani’s Seven Steps Around the Fire -Saurabh Debnath


15.  Transgender Representation in Indian Literature: A Critical Evaluation of a Novel “The Pregnant King” by Devdutt Pattanaik -Tania Baloria

16.  Laxmi’s “State”: Transgender to “Self” gender: Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life -Anindita Datta


17.  Locating Transgender Identity in Ancient Indian Hindu Mythology and Scriptures -Rabindra Sutradhar

18.  New Gender the Transgender: Theorizing Transgender in Indian English Literature in works of Mahesh Dattani - Achyut Tilavat

19.  “Can Hijras Speak?”: Voicing the Voiceless and Exposing the Invisible Social Reality of Hijras in Mahesh Dattani’s Seven Steps around the Fire – Dr. Vishali Sharma

20.  Reversal of Gender Binary in Living Smile Vidya’s I am Vidya: A Transgender’s Journey – Dipak Giri


NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS

1.      Dr. Anupriya Roy Srivastava is an Assistant Professor, Department of English and MEL, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan.

2.      Anila Chandran is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, HHMSPB NSS College, Neeramankara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

3.      Lissy P.V is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Don Bosco College, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala.

4.      Minu Thomas is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Don Bosco College, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala.

5.      Jestymol V. Joseph is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Don Bosco College, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala.

6.      R. Murugesan is a Head and Assistant Professor, Department of English, Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu.

7.      Srimoyee Poddar is an Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

8.      Dr. Ramakanta Mohhalik is an Associate Professor, Department of Education, Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

9.      Dr. Priyalekha N S is an Assistant Professor, Centre for Comparative Literature, Sree Sanakarachara University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Ernakulam, Kerala.
10.  Junaid ul Shafi is an Assistant Professor, Sopore Law College, Jammu and Kashmir.
11.  Anee Bhattacharyya is a PhD Research Scholar, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai.    
12.  Anju Harikumar is a Phd Research Scholar, Department of English, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Ernakulam, Kerala.
13.  Dayal Chakrabortty is a Guest Lecturer, Department of English, Netaji Mahavidyalaya, Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal.
14.  Priyabrata Dey Sarkar is a Lecturer, Department of English, Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, Dhupguri, West Bengal.
15.   S. Anjali Mohan is a Post Graduate Student, Department of English, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

16.  Samar Sutradhar is an Assistant Teacher in English, Banarhat High School, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal alongwith a Guest Faculty in English Literature at Rabindra Bharati University (DDE), Sukanta Mahavidyalaya Study Centre, Dhupguri, West Bengal.

17.  Saurabh Debnath is an Assistant Teacher in English, Pundibari Ram Gopal Lakhotia High School (H.S.), Coochbehar, West Bengal alongwith an Academic counsellor in Netaji Subhas Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

18.  Tania Baloria is a Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of English, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

19.  Anindita Datta is a TGT English in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cooch Behar alongwith a Guest Lecturer, Department of English, Cooch Behar College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

20.  Rabindra Sutradhar is an Assistant Teacher, Khirerkote High School (H.S.), Alipurduar, West Bengal.

21.  Achyut Tilavat is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Diu College, Diu, Gujarat.

22.  Dr. Vishali Sharma is an Assistant Professor, School of Languages & Culture, Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P.).


23.  Dipak Giri is an Assistant Teacher, Katamari High School (H.S.), Cooch Behar, West Bengal and a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal. Besides he is an Academic Counsellor, Netaji Subhas Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.