Trauma of Transgenders in Laxminarayan Tripathi’s Me Hijra Me Laxmi


  • Abirami. P M. Phil, Research Scholar PG and Research Department of English Vivekananda College of Arts and Sciences for Women (Autonomous) Elayampalayam, Tamil Nadu, India.


This paper deals with the trauma of third gender in Laxmi Nrayanan Tripathi's Me Hijra, Me Laxmi. tripathi's most popalur autobiographical novel, in this novel illuminates the struggles and  her suffering, past memories and destroyed her identity and relationship. third gender life not only affected individual person’s life but also its impact reflected their behavior in mentally and physically in addition how affected their life cycle. Hijras life expropriation everything including their individuality also and it gave only dehumanizing. Even though third gender got free from slavery, the scars followed their present day life which means past life memories influenced present day life because it’s hard to overcome the past life to them. tripathi's me hijra, me laxmi clearly portraits the brutality of  laxmi's life. Hijras have experienced a lot of suffering in unhapply life but third gender’s faced this brutality in extreme level compared to gender. They have faced sexual oppression, loss of her identity, and education own community. They are suffered physically and emotionally by society.Being deeply aware of the injustices and I inequalities prevailing in the society against women, she makes an effort to set things right. She strongly fights for that rape and resolves. She also gives warning humans, who is a meek and submissive friend, and encourages her to be more self-confident.


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P, A. (2019). Trauma of Transgenders in Laxminarayan Tripathi’s Me Hijra Me Laxmi. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(9), 10. Retrieved from