Writing on the body; speaking up the mind: A study of The Truth about me by A. Revati and The autobiography of a sex worker by Nalini Jameela
This paper examines the autobiographies of two women who talk of sex and sexuality, a topic still considered taboo in Indian society. “The autobiography of a sex worker “by Nalini Jameela, and “The truth about me: A Hinjra life story” by A. Revathi are the life stories of those women who are bold enough to raise their voice amidst cruelty, scorn and existence in a different world. But despite of unthinkable difficulties they strict to their real self despite of extreme condition, hard core imposition and social discontentment. The forces of suppression, of supremacy and control that tend to conquer the very existence of their respective communities, are exposed in these autobiographical narratives.