The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF)


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  1. says: The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A. Revathi A. Revathi ✓ 6 review

    The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A. Revathi A. Revathi ✓ 6 review This book was a special read for me in a few ways It was recommended by a good friend over here and very first autobiography read for me This book developed a liking for autobiographies in me earlier I was not preferring to read them as I presume that they are not my cup of tea rather I would say gripping type of books but I was proved wro

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    Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A. Revathi The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) I find the concept of othering entirely senseless If the basic tenet of our survival follows the same structure aren't we

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    The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) A honest self portrait that makes the struggles of people who dare deviate from societal norm hit you on your faceRevathi is completely candid in this compelling book She does not shy away from telling us everything including her own faults This level of candour perhaps coupled with the fact that I had the good fortune of reading this book in her native Tamil Vellai Mozhi takes this book to another level Her story feels very valid and very

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    The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) The Truth about Me A Hijra Life Story is the autobiography of Revathi Revathi’s ‘truth’ is the first of such to be published in English at once an illuminating and a scarring read that leaves you changed Hijras are a community of people who are born men but feel they are women and so live as such What differentiates them from eunuchs or other transsexual people is their culture to be a hijra is to live in a commun

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    The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) The book was very insightful about the condition of the hijra community In novels and books there would just be fleeting paragraphs about this I was curious to know and I'm much moe aware now The book gets repetitive a li

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    A. Revathi ✓ 6 review The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) It is sobering to read this in the backdrop of the women's marches all around the world I picked this book to count as one of the ca

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    The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) ARevathi tell the story of her life in her own words about how she grew up female trapped in a male form along with the pressure ridicule and violence she endured from her family and the community around her trying to convince her she was really male Often she fled from them to find a refuge among the hijras a subculture of transsexual women similar to herself misunderstood abused and finding solace in each

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    The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) I picked this book up to learn about the Hijra community Safe to say I learned something if not everything that I was looking for In fact I'm not sure what I was looking for The story begins well the background is great Doraiswamy's feelings of being a woman are well articulated however somewhere you lose sympathy for the protagonist I know this should be a book review and not a character dissection of the book's character it's a

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    The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) I found this an incredibly compelling book At times I couldn't put it down at other times I had to shut the book and walk away in horror anger and disgust The author is brutally honest about her life her tragedies and yes her mistakes The ending is abrupt The language is stark and simple By the end I feel like I knew thi

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    Free read The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story A. Revathi ✓ 6 review The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story (PDF) I picked up the book because I read an article in the newspaper about the launch of the book recently The article was written with much compassion and since the book was uite famous in Tamil I wanted to read if it was written for sensationalism or it came across as a sincere attempt to tell an unusual story The book is well written and translated It has many details about life in Namakkal and in the cities wherever Revathi has lived The

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The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story

Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A. Revathi Read & Download Ú The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A. Revathi ✓ 6 review Ever be a way for us to live with dignity and make a decent living Revathi was born a boy but felt and behaved like a girl In telling her life story Revathi evokes marvellously the deep unease of being in the wrong body that plagued her from childhood To be true to herself to escape the constant violence visited upon her by her family and community the village. It is sobering to read this in the backdrop of the women s marches all around the world I picked this book to count as one of the categories of the 2017 Book Riot and had no idea with would be this heavy This is the first LGBT South Asia book I ve read and I can t imagine the resilience one might need to survive as a transgender person in India This book was eye opening and humanizing and I can imagine sociologists and economists would be really interested in the economic rituals of hijra kinship If you are interested in expanding your India bubble I recommend You ll have the work through some meh sentence construction and grammar but select uotes to keep it family friendly I m not including some compelling passages describing torture follow Men and even women stared at us and laughed and heckled us I realized what a burden a hijra s daily life is Do people harass those who are men and women when they go out with their families Why a crippled person a blind person even they attract pity and people help them If someone has experienced physical hurt they are cared for both by the family and by outsiders who come to know of it But we we are not considered human The looks I got then and the things I heard hurt me than any wound I wondered too if I had not actually asked for this Maybe I would have been better off as a blind man or a woman an invalid of either sex than what I was now If society scorns us then we turn to our families if we have a family But if family scorns us who do we turn to Is this why people like me do not stay in touch with their families Could not God have created me as a man or a woman Why did He make me this way Why is He savoring this spectacle that He created Families respect you only if you have money you look modern wear nice clothes and jewels If you are a hijra and poor you must expect to be abused and humiliated It is best I be with others like me only that would ensure me of dignity I am today where many of us are today It is not so much that we are abducted into sex work rather we are the very reasons for the existence of sex work and that is no exaggeration Society and law not only think we are doing wrong but are violent towards us For the sake of money I have put aside my honour and taken to the roads I m called a hooker What should the police be called then they who use us and snatch money from us

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Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A. Revathi Read & Download Ú The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A. Revathi ✓ 6 review Born Revathi ran away to Delhi to join a house of hijras Her life became an incredible series of dangerous physical and emotional journeys to become a woman and to find love The Truth about Me is the unflinchingly courageous and moving autobiography of a hijra who fought ridicule persecution and violence both within her home and outside to find a life of digni. I found this an incredibly compelling book At times I couldn t put it down at other times I had to shut the book and walk away in horror anger and disgust The author is brutally honest about her life her tragedies and yes her mistakes The ending is abrupt The language is stark and simple By the end I feel like I knew this woman understood why she made the choices she made even when the results were painful and maybe ill concieved But who among us hasn t made mistakes Who wouldn thasn t felt trapped at the indifferent injustice of the world And how many of us can really say they ve faced this kind of hate and discrimination from their own family and their communityIn the end I wanted of her journey It may be tragic but there is also triumph There is cruelty but also friendship and even love I feel like I ve really come to understand so much about the Hijra culture and the great steps forward they ve made as well as how intensely they have struggled to gain acceptance It s a very brave book and an intimate portrayal of an incredible human being flaws and all

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Read & Download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A. Revathi Read & Download Ú The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A. Revathi ✓ 6 review We got stared at a lot People asked out loudly some out of curiosity others out of malice whether we were men or women or ‘number nines’ or devadasis Several men made bold to touch us on our backs on our shoulders Some attempted to grab our breasts ‘Original or duplicate’ they shouted and hooted At such moments I felt despair and wondered if there would. I find the concept of othering entirely senseless If the basic tenet of our survival follows the same structure aren t we hypocrites in accepting one group of people and negating the other Our ability to express and empathise makes us humane If we lose this ability can we emotionally relate ourselves to others The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story narrates the life of Doraisamy who in light of being true to his inner feelings had his nirvaanam done and turned into a woman called Revathi She insisted upon being called Revathi after her transformation In a world of smashing patriarchy she was born a man who felt like a woman This made her life altogether difficult than it already is for those who are born as girls and go on to live as women She has her weaknesses like everyone else but her courage and willingness to evolve makes her invincible This book informed me and taught me like a like a patient teacher the only kind of teacher I am interested in The self proclaimed better people of our society have attached a negative connotation to the word hijra I would still call them hijras if they are okay with the word if not this book taught me of an alternative aravanis and that s what this book is about it is about an alternative proposition from what we know Even though I really loved this book I am still giving it three stars because a book s language matters a lot to me I like flowery ornamentations when it comes to language Simplicity is for how I carry myself when it comes to life