Confluence of Nativity, Relativity and Duality of Transgenderism in and through Laxmi’s* Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life

Authors

  • R. Steffi Ph.D. Research Scholar Department of English, Periyar University Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Dr. V. Sangeetha Professor and Head Department of English, Periyar University Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.

Keywords:

Accolades, differences, transgender, metamorphosis, suppression

Abstract

In order to witness the convergence of ‘mainstream’ with the ‘sidelined’ there has to be a change in the mindset of the people. As in the past, human beings could develop an unbiased attitude and openness in accepting and recognising the transgenders. The article too aims to accomplish this sort of convergence - meeting of the dominating male and female genders with the sidelined transgenders not periodically, but on a day to day exchange, to observe and attain a liberal community.

     The locality of study that the article fixes is India and the transgender community of India is the broad area taken for study and the text taken for study is Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life, authored by Laxmi (an Indian transgender) and Pooja Pande.

     Thus through Laxmi’s autobiographical text, the study aims to bring out a deeper understanding of transgenderism and transgenders in India. The article primarily emphasises the following factors: the antiquity that merge with the community, relationship that has to be knit for the transgender community to live and the differences that make the transgender community different - with reference to Laxmi and the duality she possesses.

*Laxmi is the author of Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life but the text is narrated by Pooja Pande.

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Published

08-10-2021

How to Cite

Steffi, R., & Sangeetha, D. V. (2021). Confluence of Nativity, Relativity and Duality of Transgenderism in and through Laxmi’s* Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(1), 17. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/6534