‘With Respect to sex: negotiating hijra identity in South India’ Gayatri Reddy Book Review

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Romany Howarth


In 1996, anthropologist Gayatri Reddy conducted an intensive study of a group of hijras in the South Indian twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad through participant observation. Several years later, in 2005, Reddy published her experiences and analysis of the life of the hijras as an outstanding and insightful ethnographic account titled With Respect to Sex: negotiating hijra identity in South India.

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