Marginalized: [Transgender] SHIKHANDI
Trans-genders roles, contributions, sacrifices, achievements, anger, agony, desire and objectives are not less than others. The significance of Shikhandi cannot be devaluated, underestimated or neglected due to any of the reasons. My study of ‘Shikhandi’ as Trans-gender is to re-establish the participations of this marginalized section. A thorough study of the character will surely enhance and add certain attributes to the stereotyped thought process of the existing world. As it is evident that the Mahabharata has been recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most popular epics of the world. It has been acknowledged as one of the most significant epics out of two-The Ramayana and The Mahabharata. The epic has immense religious and philosophical significance in india as well as outside. It consists of a mass of mythological and didactic material.
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