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Hijras and other transgender (TG) people in India face a variety of issues. So far, Hijra/TG communities have been excluded from effectively participating in social and cultural life; economy; and politics and decision-making processes. When we had to decide on a topic, our basic criteria was to find something that had a lot of research scope. Life of a eunuch is a mystery; we realized that there were several myths and perceptions in the minds of a common man. Eunuchs have been a very secretive society over the years although they live in the same society as a common man they have been indifferent and aloof, as well as very unwilling to open up. Each one of us in the group felt intrigued and curious about this topic. All of us felt there were several unanswered questions. We wanted to know their way of life and measures that could be suggested for their betterment; as well as to burst the myths in the minds of the society. We felt that this research was the best platform where we could go ahead and explore the social, cultural, economical, legal, and emotional aspects of their life. The whole process as expected wasn’t smooth. We did encounter initial rejections and unpleasant situations. Major hurdle encountered was finding an access point to the community or one of the member . After we crossed this path, it was quite smooth sailing. The Eunuchs were very welcoming and made us feel at ease and were over whelmed by our presence. Visiting their homes, receiving their hospitality was an experience of its own. The journey was both emotionally turmoiled as well as enlightening. Conversing with them in tamil and hindi and putting forth each question in a way they could understand and give us genuine replies was quite challenging. There was a huge communication barrier as well difference in thought processes but as more time we spent with then the…...

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