drum beats and dance
hijra life to glance
a travesty of gender
luck by chance
in between two lines
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
atop a drum
at haji malang
the hijda in red
on the hijra
of the hijras
just rhythmic beats
a moment tantalizingly
For quite some time, I have not seen hijras, after Reshma Hijras wedding dance event, but for the last two days on my way to Lokhandwala Andheri, I met them yesterday at the 4 Bunglow signal and today at the 7 Bunglow signal..
And I shot their pictures I have not posted yet..hijras intrigue people, I know people who hate hijras as they would their worst enemy..and yet Hijras are human and one has to see them humanly..to understand their angst , the ambiguity of their gender..
The Hijra is born of pain..however hard he tries to impersonate a woman..he still lacks the reproductive powers of a woman..he is in a conundrum, neither man nor woman...an androgynous anomaly...stalked by a photo blogger whose soul is embedded in the microcosm of the hijras life..
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