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Transgender India 2021 : Understanding Hijras and Sadhins through the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

Publication
Event Date: Oct 01, 2020 - Oct 01, 2020
Submission Deadline: Oct 01, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: Oct 30, 2020
Camera Ready Version Due : Apr 01, 2021

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Chapters are invited for Transgender India, which examines hijras and sadhins from antiquity to the present, drawing on scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Contributions may explore a range of Indian transgender identities and experiences—including but not limited to individuals identifying as third gender, MTF, FTM, and nonbinary.

Call For Paper

A sampling of confirmed chapters includes:

  • “Reconceptualizing Identities through Transmasculinity in India: A Gender Revisionist Approach,” Rubina Iqbal, PhD, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • “Contradiction/Concurrence of Castration and the Fertile Phallus: A Transgender Reading of Ancient Indian Literature,” Ruman Sutradhar, PhD, Department of Political Science, Samuktala Sidhu Kanhu College, Alipurduar, West Bengal, India

  • “Understanding the Psychosocial Needs of Hjira Living with HIV in Hyderabad, India,” Sameena Azhar, PhD, LCSW, MPH, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University, New York, New York, USA

  • “Queer Futurities in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” Anna Guttman, PhD, Department of English, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

  • “Sikhandi to Manobi: An Exploration of (Trans)Human Emotions through a Critical Study of Selected Transgender Biographies,” Bosudha Bandyopadhyay, PhD, Department of International Languages, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

  • “Victor Turner’s Theory of Liminality: A Tool to Study the Lives of Deirdre N. McCloskey, Paula Grieg, and Living Smile Vidya,” Ramya Sampath, PhD, Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRM University, Tamil Nadu, India

  • “Indian Influences and the Transgender Imagination in a Chinese Literary Classic: Journey to the West (西遊記),” Peter I-min Huang, PhD, Department of English, Tamkang University, New Taipei City , Taiwan

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