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What God Could Not Make The Hijra Makes

What God Could Not Make The Hijra Makes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,903 items / 1,340,254 views

an enticing bosom
who cares if it is fake
a hijra is a hijra
for humanity's sake
a thirst of man
she was born
to slake
for the sins of her
forefathers burnt
at the stake
androgynous
emasculated
half asleep
half awake
a new heart break
neither man
nor woman
a fish
in and out
of a lake
dichotomous
androgyne
free spirited
a two headed
snake engendered
transgendered
an ancestral ache
transparent
opaque
give and take
from the soul of
a woman
her sexuality
she partakes

HIJRAS ARE BORN IN A CAGE

HIJRAS ARE BORN IN A CAGE, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,723 items / 1,338,770 views

hijras are born in a cage
their world a revolving stage
dressed in brown and beige
badhai their weekly wage
god save you from their wrath
when they go on a rampage
hijras being hijras hijras never age
as old as man wandering through
a mindless maze always
evolving the soul of man
into the soul of a woman
never pays a pain that lingers
on the soul of humanity stays
hijras too have dreams
dreams that they chase
searching for a virile
Adonis making love
in the hay no hijras
are more human
more sensitive
unlike the pompous
pedantic pernicious gay
the hijras cruise but
dont stray hijras are
idols of love made
through molten clay
games more seductive
like a woman in heat they play
androgynous ethereal
they say blessing mans child
to fucked society their dues they pay
dancing with dainty trinkets
on their feet your languishing
libido they raise at the holy shines
of sufi saints t…

Praying To Be a Good Human Being Before Corruption Seeps into The Soul

Praying To Be a Good Human Being Before Corruption Seeps into The Soul, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,699 items / 1,338,655 views

Coalition government greatest curse on the soul of humanity..
creates monsters makes a mockery of a nations integrity
metamorphosing leaders into eunuchs changing our destiny
truth wisdom that bleeds from the soul of my poetry

The Ladyboys and Crossdressers of India

The Ladyboys and Crossdressers of India, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,688 items / 1,338,621 views

I am a photoblogger who documents pain , the only human emotion that touches each one of us from birth to death and irrespective of our caste color or community.

Pain is colorless and anomalous, tangible transient and permanent too depending from person to person and soul to soul.

Shooting the pain and struggle of a misplaced gender is tough issue at stake, I am not a psychiatrist nor a gay activist I am nothing shooting the nothingness of mind and soul as it assaults the human body.


What I shoot is a poem of life I shoot these youngsters who come here to Haji Malang to bond , to do penance and partake in Sufi spirituality, they are boys who are like young girls they are called Crossdressers and internationally known as ladyboys or katoeys.

Katoeys as per Wikipedia

Kathoey or katoey (Thai: กะเทย; RTGS: Kathoei;[kaʔtʰɤːj]) is a male-to-female transgender person or …

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The Hijra Sandal For The Holy Saint of Haji Malang

The Hijra Sandal For The Holy Saint of Haji Malang

The Hijra Sandal For The Holy Saint of Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,637 items / 1,337,674 views

The hijras are unique blend of Indian ethos culrure and religiosity.

Their prosperity, their health wealth safety depends on the blessings and protection of the Holy Saints both of Ajmer Sharif and Haji Malang Holy Shrines.

Because they have been treated as outcasts by mainstream society and religion, because of their status as untouchables the hijras had no option but to find solace in Sufi Shrines that firmly uphold the values of humanity.

And this is the core of this photo blog and hijra documentary, I have no other agenda but to show you the beauty purity and undiluted faith of the hijras towards divinity...

God is not a racist but those who stand like his guards are racists, most of them are only interested in the loot they get and their personal glory and ego.

All this shocks me Haji Malang is not part of my religiosity or my beliefs but does it mat…