The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story review Ø 108

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The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story review Ø 108 ☆ The Truth About Me is the unflinchingly courageous and moving autobiography of a Hijra Eunuch who fought ridicule persecution and violence both within her home and outside to find a life of dignity Revathi was born a boy but felt and behaved like a girl In telling her life stThe Truth About Me is the unflinchingly courageous and moving autobiography of a Hijra Eunuch who fought ridicule persecution and violence both within her home and outside to find a life of dignity Revathi was born a boy but felt and. This book was a special read for me in a few ways It was recommended by a good friend over here and very first autobiography read for me This book developed a liking for autobiographies in me earlier I was not preferring to read them as I presume that they are not my cup of tea rather I would say gripping type of books but I was proved wrongTruth about me is originally a Tamil book being translated by V Geetha This was a commendable and courageous effort by A Revathi to write her own story about a community that we know nothing much in depths A very simple read of course not a uick one as some of the events I found very disturbing and I have to put it aside when I was not able to handle Revathi originally born as man with feminine feelings who in turn get transformed into a woman and renamed herself as Revathi All her struggles to make her place in the society and the pains she has been through are heart breaking We can come to know in depth about the culture of this community the rituals they follow how they learn their living how they suffer in their day to day life how they are ill treated by our society how they have to fight for their civil rights and to get them considered as human beingsEach and every event is narrated to the fact in a very simple language but it is Tragic moving and heart breaking Reader may feel the drastic changes in the pace of the book sometimes too slow sometimes too fast it does not follow a rhythm but we know that this is a life story life has its own rhythms that we cannot predict

A. Revathi Ô 8 review

Behaved like a girl In telling her life story Revathi evokes marvellously the deep unease of being in the wrong body that plagued her from childhood To be true to herself to escape the constant violence visited upon her by her famil. The Truth about Me A Hijra Life Story is the autobiography of Revathi Revathi’s ‘truth’ is the first of such to be published in English at once an illuminating and a scarring read that leaves you changed Hijras are a community of people who are born men but feel they are women and so live as such What differentiates them from eunuchs or other transsexual people is their culture to be a hijra is to live in a community with other hijras where you have a mother figure a guru sisters and daughters and a tight set of rules within which you relate with them what work you can do how you look and behaveThe book is rich honest in detail and pulls you determinedly into the world of Revathi’s experiences sometimes exciting and joyous but often sad and violent physically and emotionally abusive a life of alienation and extreme frustration

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The Truth About Me A Hijra Life StoryY and community the village born Revathi ran away to Delhi to join a house of Hijras Her life became an incredible series of dangerous physical and emotional journeys to become a woman and to find love Translated by V Geetha from Tam. I picked this book up to learn about the Hijra community Safe to say I learned something if not everything that I was looking for In fact I'm not sure what I was looking for The story begins well the background is great Doraiswamy's feelings of being a woman are well articulated however somewhere you lose sympathy for the protagonist I know this should be a book review and not a character dissection of the book's character it's an autobio of sorts However by the end of the book I was just waiting for it to get over The author talks of her experiences alone and doesn't talk of what she gets from them learnings or otherwise By the end it becomes a bitter rant from a person who is seeking special treatment because he is a Hijra While I don't disagree that the wrongs have to be set right and that Hijras as a community need governmental protection to beat social stigma I'm not sure the author went about setting an example the right way The writing isn't great and it's understandable if it's just a written account of her life translated from Tamil But then the story isn't great either I really wanted to be moved by this book and learn and empathise with this community I wasn't able to I'm not sure if my expectations were right and I'm being prejudiced in just saying that I wanted to be moved by their story that turned out to be ordinary My bad