Hema. R

Assistant Professor of English

Kumaraguru College of Technology





Gender discrimination, Oppression, Marginalization are certain concepts derived out of social and cultural construct spanning through ages. In the Indian social and cultural construct, Patriarchal society prevails predominantly where a man is expected to be active, dominating, adventurous, rational and creative and a woman is considered to be passive, submitting, timid, emotional and conventional. This concept is seeded right from the childhood and sometimes even before that. In such a confined social setup, one can visualize how a third gender, Hijra is being treated and pushed to a heightened politics.

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