Issues and challenges faced by a Transgender in I Am Vidya and remedies to lead an ordinary life.
Keywords:trans -identity,, transphobic,, social discrimination,, inclusion.
The individual identity of humans is universally determined by their, nationality, race, and gender in the modern society in the twenty first century. The formation of identity is one of the major concerns in literature. This paper proposes to study the discrimination of ‘Hijras’ in the society. Gender plays a crucial role in the successful growth of a society. Male and female are the two genders which straight away draw closer to human mind when someone talks of gender. The word ‘gender identity’ too might guide us towards Feminism. Of course, this gender identity is not in terms of feminism but it is about the identity or recognition sought after by the third sex –the transgender. The inclusion of transgender into society is an issue which is still unsolved. Through the book she brings out the whole existence of an individual who experienced physical and mental conversion. Her experiences transformed ‘Vidya’ to ‘Living Smile Vidya’ and permit her to oppose social discrimination. This paper deals with the insights shared by Vidya concerning the struggle of the transgender’s inclusion and appreciation.