ISBN 9788184000931,Biryani



Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788184000931

ISBN-10 8184000936

Hard Back

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Regional & Ethnic

Identities Are Not Mere Markers We Are Known By; They Define As Well As Limit Us. They Can Both Confine Or Release A Consciousness. I Am Vidya Is The Story Of One Such Journey That Of A Declaration, Of The Claiming Of An Identity. It Is An Assertion Of A Consciousness That Has Suffered The Agony Of Being Trapped In A Mould It Does Not Belong To, A Body It Does Not Identify With. Vidya Has Lived Through All The Indignities Forced Upon A Tirunangai, A Transgender, By A Society Which Divides And Defines Itself As Men And Women In Terms Of Biology Alone From Being Spurned By Her Family, To Begging On The Streets As A Social Outcast; From Donning A Woman'S Clothes, To Undergoing Excruciating Surgery To Lose Her Manhood'; From Suffering Emotional And Physical Harassment, To Arriving At Her True Identity. A Compelling Narrative About A Woman Trapped Within A Man'S Body, This Is A Story Of Extraordinary Courage And Perseverance. About The Author Living Smile Vidya Has A Master'S Degree In Linguistics And Is Keenly Interested In Contemporary Theatre And Cinema. She Currently Works For A Voluntary Organization Engaged In Serving Destitute People In Chennai.