The Silence of the Eunuch, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. She has to ward of other hijras who try to usurp her beat where she begs at the traffic signal..but she is tough and has been at the Turner Road traffic signal for a very long time .. she has seen a lot, the urchins the beggar kids her main competition have all gone but this eunuch has outlived all of them..
She is very respectful towards me and we both are gurus in our own fields.. she is the guru of younger hijras novice she teaches trains and they disappear soon after because begging is lowly and there is no future.. the future is as a hijra prostitute , bar dancer provided the hijra is pretty , attractive and is willing to open her legs to put it mildly..
However the real hijras consider these eunuchs impostors and are not part of the hijra tradition or culture or parampara.
Now even women dress up as hijras to make money gesticulating and clapping their hands , they run away when they see me..I am their ne…