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Title: Towards a Transgender Religion in India
Authors: Rath, Akshaya K
Keywords: Theology
Issue Date: Mar-2018
Citation: International Seminar on the Future of Humanities: Challenges and Propects
Abstract: Taking a multidisciplinary approach, in this paper I intend to argue that religious attributes of the transgender community in the Indian context such as emasculation, surgery, birth and death rituals, and initiation ceremony have much to offer to form a distinct religion. The attributes as well as theological practices though have a genesis in pan-Indian religious tradition, it goes beyond the uniformity of the same and as a way to destablilize the religious devices, makes the dominant religion upside down. Taking instances from autobiographical tales such as Laxmi’s and Revathy’s I read the possibility of discovering a unique religious tradition parallel to Hinduism which destabilizes the mainstream theology.
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