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Author Reddy, Gayatri.

Title With respect to sex : negotiating hijra identity in South India / Gayatri Reddy.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.30954 REDD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Series Worlds of desire.
Worlds of desire.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-297) and index.
Contents The ethnographic setting -- Hijras, individuality, and izzat -- Cartographies of sex/gender -- Sacred legitimization, corporeal practice : Hindu iconography and hijra renunciation -- "We are all Musalmans now" : religious practice, positionality, and hijra/Muslim identification -- (Per)formative selves : the production of gender -- "Our people" : kinship, marriage, and the family -- Shifting contexts, fluid identities -- Crossing "lines" of subjectivity : transnational movements and gay identifications -- Conclusion.
Subject Transsexuals -- India, South.
Transsexualism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Sex role -- India, South.
Sex differences -- India, South.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Gender identity -- India, South.
Islam and culture -- India, South.
Cross-dressing -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Prostitution -- India, South.
Hyderabad (India) -- Social life and customs.
Secunderābād (India) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0226707555 (cloth : alkaline paper)
0226707563 (paperback: alkaline paper)