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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 412–432.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jeff Roy Abstract This article analyzes discourses and performance practices in India's hijra and transgender communities through a comparison of badhai s (ritualistic acoustic music and dance performed by hijra s) and dances from the professional transgender-led troupe known as the Dancing Queens...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (2): 265–269.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Claire Pamment Governing Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India: The Hijra, c. 1850–1900 . Jessica Hinchy . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2019 . 305 pp. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Jessica Hinchy's Governing Gender and Sexuality in Colonial...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 321–331.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Adnan Hossain Abstract This essay advances a regional critique of the Indian-centric scholarship on hijra , a publicly institutionalized subculture of people typically assigned a male gender at birth who often sacrifice their genitals in return for spiritual power. The unexamined Indian hegemony...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 517–522.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Kareem Khubchandani Abstract This essay analyzes narrative scenes and aesthetic choices in Because We Have a Voice Too , an activist play staged at Bangalore Pride 2012. By linking the experiences of hijra s and transmen, the play enables solidarities across gender through an overarching critique...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 320–337.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., our analytic purview is largely limited to feminine-identified gender-variant persons assigned male at birth, particularly the kothi and hijra communities of West Bengal in eastern India, rather than masculine-identified trans or gender-variant people. Hijra is a well-known term connoting...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 96–112.
Published: 01 February 2021
... is quick to distinguish herself from the hijra , the ones, as she disparagingly points out from the car window, who walk the streets of Lahore. Like many of Pakistan's feminine-identified, gender-variant persons assigned male at birth, Jenny had opted for penectomy. Yet in self-locating her gender...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 297–314.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Claire Pamment Abstract Pakistani hijra / khwaja siras make up structured communities of feminine-identified gender-variant persons who have long but marginalized traditions of performing religious-cultural roles. Supreme Court rulings in 2009, promising rights to marginalized khwaja siras, have...
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 1. Performance by Abhina Aher of the Dancing Queens at the Third National Hijra Habba , sponsored by Project Pehchān and India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Delhi; still from video footage captured by the author, June 30, 2015 Figure 1. Performance by Abhina Aher of the Dancing Queens More
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 311–320.
Published: 01 August 2018
... consequence of the deployment of the term transgender in the Indian context is the way in which it comes to stand in for almost all manifestations of gendered alterity, which includes geographically specific subcultures of hijras , jogtas and jogappas , aravanis and thirunangis , shiv-shakthis...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 279–282.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., recent events involving Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a self-identified transgender woman as well as a member of the “third gender” hijra community in India, a widely known former reality TV star and aspiring politician who is the leader of a religious movement called the Kinnar Akhada, which comprises...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 298–310.
Published: 01 August 2018
... performance associated with diverse communities of queer subjects caught between colonialism and globalization. Each hijra community, for instance, features distinct interlinked biological, cultural, religious, and geographical specificity, and these specificities become opaque—even invisible...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 158–164.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for resisting categorization and surveillance through practices of gender ambiguity, this essay argues for the potential of khwaja sira politics to produce radical subjectivity. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 khwaja sira hijra activism ambiguity resistance genderqueer feminism...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (1): 148–159.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., Altaf ( 2008 ) compares hijras with male sex workers whereas Shaw and colleagues ( 2011 ) compare hijra sex workers with male sex workers in urban Pakistan. A 2008 study in Ho Chi Minh City that recruited men who have sex with men from popular sites for public or commercial sex compares “four...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 333–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... practices—those of Pedro Lemebel, Wilson Bueno, Anxélica Risko, the khunthas , the androginos , the mujercitos , the vestidas , the locas , the transsukupuolinen , the hijras —fall further and further from the global aperture of translatable intelligibility. Since its French-language publication...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 559–571.
Published: 01 November 2014
... hijra ( Reddy 2005 ), or other groups, Thai cross-gender identifications are situational, highly differentiated, and complex in ways that defy academic differentiations between gender and sexuality. Part of this complexity reflects the fact that Thai genderscapes are thoroughly hybridized...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 469–481.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and experience, but she shows that they are nonetheless inflected by race, class, and geography, a situation exacerbated by the fact that Internet access is neither free nor universal. Similarly, Kareem Khubchandani unpacks the complexities of hijra theatrical self-representation in a cultural context informed...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 259–261.
Published: 01 May 2014
... individuals who are placed under the umbrella do not imagine themselves to belong (e.g., some gay men in drag). Erasures also occur through colonizing impulses that include culturally specific terms like hijra or waria. Such categorical appropriations constitute what Evan B. Towle and Lynn M. Morgan call...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2021
... from the identifier hijra , as the word has become increasingly pejorative in urban Pakistan. Kasmani discusses at length his observation of the turn to revive the Indo-Persian term khwajasara and the “promised” social mobility and affective capital of this identity category. The essay demonstrates...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 368–385.
Published: 01 August 2019
... ; Shah 2016 ). Fairly little scholarship has examined the potentially empowering and agentic role of religion for trans subjects, which has interestingly mainly focused on the global South (on the Malaysian mak nyahs , see Goh 2014 ; Slamah 2005 ; on the Indian hijra , see Hossain 2012 ; Loh 2011...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 107–110.
Published: 01 May 2014
... with the gender role assigned to them at birth—whether by clothing, accessories, cosmetics, or body modification. This includes, among many others, people who identify as transsexual and transgender, transvestite, travesti, hijra, cross-dresser, fa'afafine, two-spirit, no gender, third sex, or genderqueer...