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Hijra in India - Your Shot - National Geographic Magazine -- Kristian Bertel

Photograph by Kristian Bertel, Your Shot

In this photograph an Indian hira has been photographed next to a boy in Mumbai, India. Hijra is a term used in South Asia particularly in India and Pakistan to refer to transgender individuals who are born male. In Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, the hijras are officially recognized as third gender by the government, being neither completely male nor female. Most hijras live at the margins of society with very low status the very word ‘hijra’ is sometimes used in a derogatory manner.

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