Dr. Anju Malik
Queer Theory explores the idea of human sexuality and identity. The appreciation of flexibility of sexuality and identity basically underscores the entire branch of Queerness. It has its roots in the Psychological Theory and Postructuralism. This paper analyses the plight of the third gender through the queer lens. Since time immemorial, the third gender has been discriminated by society. The present study explores the authentic side of the story of the hijra Community and their social status. It examines the historical use of the queer theory in the hijra community and provides a comparison of the queer in Indian culture. The chief endeavour is to create awareness amidst people of the grievances of the third gender. It further explores the authentic side of the story of the hijra Community through the autobiographical work Me Hijra Me Laxmi.
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