Philosophy of Trans Identity in India

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Dr.D. Sujatha, et. al.


One of the most celebrated possession of a human being is their identity. Human identity has been explored and analyzed for a long time but the results are still in deep layers of interpretation. When everyone accepts to be identified as either one of the binary layers, there exists a non-binary layer who identifies themselves as Trans with a feeling of not included in the basic genome type of male and female. With a lot of social issues going on in India, the view of trans identities possesses a great challenge to the developing social and cultural structures in India. Though the month of June is celebrated as an International pride month, there is still this huge stigma around the world to classify the Third Sex as an integral part of the society. This article shall discuss the perception of trans identities as per the Indian social and cultural relativism.  

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