Living a Life of Exclusion
The labels placed on and experiences of a transgender in India fall into a broad spectrum. Through the prism of time, the position of transgenders has descended from deification to ostracization. Recognized recently as the ‘third gender’, the community continues to live on the fringes of the Indian society. Recent judicial and legislative developments are small steps towards improving their plight. The real need calls for a change in the societal mind set and inclusion of the community into mainstreams of social, political and economic life.