Hijra Renaissance, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. hijra renaissance haji malang drum beats and dance hijra life to glance hijra a travesty of gender luck by chance in between two lines a unique unusual romance
Hijra in Red at Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. atop a drum at haji malang the hijda in red high strung the crowds in ecstasy shrieking shouting their lungs money excitedly on the hijra they flung dance the epitome of the hijras mother tongue just rhythmic beats lyricless rhapsody a moment tantalizingly unsung
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 andr…