What is Hijra? – The Nirvan or Emasculation Ceremony: A Rite of Passage

The Nirvan, or ancient castration ceremonies to convert a previous male into a hijra, was the most terrifying aspect of the hijras’ lives that I learned about. Due to superstitions and financial restraints, the hijras of India rarely undergo advanced sex reassignment surgery for the removal of penises and the building of vagina and labia, […]

A Businessman in Saree: Enchanted into the Third Gender

Title: A Businessman in Saree Enchanted into the Third Gender Series: Hijra, the Third Gender Author: Yulia Yu. Sakurazawa Gender Swap Type: MTF [Introduction] A businessman who travels to a northern Indian city is fascinated by exotic beauty of a gypsy dancer. He is enchanted by her and gets into a situation in which he […]

A Dancer of the 3rd Gender

Title: A Dancer of the Third Gender Series: Hijra, the Third Gender Author: Yulia Yu. Sakurazawa Category: hijra, mtf-transgender This is an autobiography-style fiction about a son of an upper middle class Indian family, who wishes to learn Indian classical dance (“Kathak”) like his sister. In the local Indian community “acting like a girl” is […]