Truth about Me: A Hijra Life Story

3.8 avg rating
( 216 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780143068365: Truth about Me: A Hijra Life Story

We got stared at a lot. People asked out loudly some out of curiosity, others out of malice whether we were men or women or number nines or devadasis. Several men made bold to touch us, on our backs, on our shoulders. Some attempted to grab our breasts. Original or duplicate? they shouted and hooted. At such moments I felt despair and wondered if there would ever be a way for us to live with dignity and make a decent living. Revathi was born a boy, but felt and behaved like a girl. In telling her life story, Revathi evokes marvellously the deep unease of being in the wrong body that plagued her from childhood. To be true to herself, to escape the constant violence visited upon her by her family and community, the village-born Revathi ran away to Delhi to join a house of hijras. Her life became an incredible series of dangerous physical and emotional journeys to become a woman and to find love. The Truth about Me is the unflinchingly courageous and moving autobiography of a hijra who fought ridicule, persecution and violence both within her home and outside to find a life of dignity.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

A. Revathi is a writer, actor and activist based in Bangalore. She works with Sangama, a sexuality minorities human rights organization for individuals oppressed due to their sexual preference. She is the author of Unarvum Uruvamum (Feelings of the Entire Body); and her autobiography, The Truth about Me, is the first of its kind in English from a member of the hijra community. V. Geetha is a writer, translator, social historian and activist. She has been active in the Indian women s movement since 1988, and has written widely, both in Tamil and English, on gender, popular culture, caste, and politics of Tamil Nadu.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Revathi, A.; Geetha, V.
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Softcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. Book Condition: New. 0143068369 Brand New, Paperback, Choose Expedited shipping for GUARANTEED delivery within 4-5 business days. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days. We may not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address, please contact us. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # SO_9780143068365

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

A. Revathi; V. Geetha
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Bookseller Inventory # O_9780143068365

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 6.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

A. Revathi
Published by Penguin Books India (2010)
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First edition. We got stared at a lot. People asked out loudly whether we were men or women or ?number nines.? Several men made bold to touch us. Some attempted to grab our breasts. ?Original or duplicate?? they shouted and hooted. At such moments I felt despair and wondered if there would ever be a way for us to live with dignity. Revathi was born a boy, but felt and behaved like a girl. In telling her life story, Revathi evokes marvelously the deep unease of being in the wrong body that plagued her from childhood. To be true to herself, to escape the constant violence visited upon her by her family and community, the village-born Revathi ran away to Delhi to join a house of hijras. Her life became an incredible series of dangerous physical and emotional journeys to become a woman and to find love. The Truth about Me is the unflinchingly courageous and moving autobiography of a hijra who fought ridicule, persecution and violence both within her home and outside yo find a life of diginity. Printed Pages: 312. Bookseller Inventory # 4398

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 6.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.57
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

A. Revathi
Published by Penguin Books India (2010)
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First edition. We got stared at a lot. People asked out loudly whether we were men or women or ‘number nines.’ Several men made bold to touch us. Some attempted to grab our breasts. ‘Original or duplicate?’ they shouted and hooted. At such moments I felt despair and wondered if there would ever be a way for us to live with dignity. Revathi was born a boy, but felt and behaved like a girl. In telling her life story, Revathi evokes marvelously the deep unease of being in the wrong body that plagued her from childhood. To be true to herself, to escape the constant violence visited upon her by her family and community, the village-born Revathi ran away to Delhi to join a house of hijras. Her life became an incredible series of dangerous physical and emotional journeys to become a woman and to find love. The Truth about Me is the unflinchingly courageous and moving autobiography of a hijra who fought ridicule, persecution and violence both within her home and outside yo find a life of diginity. Printed Pages: 312. Bookseller Inventory # 4398

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 6.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.46
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

A. Revathi, V. Geetha
Published by Penguin Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0143068369

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

A. Revathi and V. Geetha
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801430683651.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 14.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Revathi, A.; Geetha, V.
Published by Penguin Books 2010-08-01 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books 2010-08-01, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. 0143068369 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0143068369

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 16.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

A. Revathi; V. Geetha
Published by Penguin Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0143068369

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 25.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Revathi, A., Geetha, V.
Published by Penguin Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110143068369

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 24.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Revathi, A. (Author)/ Geetha, V. (Author)
Published by Penguin Global (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143068369 ISBN 13: 9780143068365
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 312 pages. 7.75x5.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0143068369

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 23.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book