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Shabnam Mausi-India's first eunuch to become an MLA

New Delhi: Born as a transgender, Shabnam Mausi like most eunuchs (hijras) was discarded by her family. She, like many others of her ilk, was not given an identity. She was just a human, born

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 21, 2014 11:35 IST ]
shabnam mausi india s first eunuch to become an mla
shabnam mausi india s first eunuch to become an mla

New Delhi: Born as a transgender, Shabnam Mausi like most eunuchs (hijras) was discarded by her family. She, like many others of her ilk, was not given an identity. She was just a human, born with a male name (Chandra Prakash). Her family regretted the fact that Chandra Prakash was born in their home.


The story of the eunuchs in India is very distressing. They are marginalized in the society.  They are made to live in shame. They (hijras) are considered an embarrassment. Most of them are compelled to work in brothels as dancers.

Some of them are also forced to beg. At the most, some manage to find a suitable job for themselves in the film or fashion industry.

Well, here is the story of a eunuch who fought against all odds and became India's first transgender to be elected as an MLA.

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