Book Review of ‘Me Hijra, Me Laxmi’ by Laxminarayan Tripathi

  • Prantik Basak
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  • Prantik Basak

    Assistant Professor of Political Science at Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

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"Me Hijra, Me Laxmi" written by Laxminarayan Tripathi and translated from Marathi to English by R. Raj Rao and P.G. Joshi narrates the remarkable life story of Laxminarayan Tripathi, tracing her evolution from a young boy to a hijra, offering an intimate account of her struggles and triumphs. A survivor of early sexual abuse, she grappled with secrecy and pain, but ultimately found solace and strength within the LGBTQ+ community. Despite adversity, Laxmi carved her path as a dancer and model, navigating the complexities of her identity. The autobiography exposes the societal biases against hijras and queerness, shedding light on their struggles, while Laxmi's unwavering resilience raises questions about privilege and the broader challenges faced by the hijra community.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2206 - 2210


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