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<!page vii, table of contents!> Contents Acknowledgments 1 The Ethnographic Setting 2 Hijras, Individuality, and Izzat 3 Cartographies of Sex/Gender 4 Sacred Legitimization, Corporeal Practice: Hindu Iconography and Hijra Renunciation 5 "We Are All Musalmans Now": Religious Practice, Positionality, and Hijra/Muslim Identification 6 (Per)Formative Selves: The Production of Gender 7 "Our People": Kinship, Marriage, and the Family 8 Shifting Contexts, Fluid Identities 9 Crossing "Lines" of Subjectivity: Transnational Movements and Gay Identifications 10 Conclusion Appendix Notes Glossary References Index
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Transsexuals -- India, South.
Transsexualism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Sex role -- India, South.
Sex differences -- Indian, South.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Gender identity -- India, South.
Islam and culture -- India, South.
Transvestism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Prostitution -- India, South.
Hyderabad (India) -- Social life and customs.
Secunderåabåad (India) -- Social life and customs.