Tuesday, March 24, 2009

KHUSRAS IN PAKISTAN

In Pakistani society the khusras are visible as female dressing transgenders and intersexuals who display a special way of behavior. In general their idealized type of behavior would be "ladylike" and, indeed, they usually behave in a very feminine way that they regard as an expression of their "ruh". On the other side they are also allowed to display certain ways of acting that are considered to be "unfitting" for women in traditional Muslim societies. E.g. they might get very loud and aggressive when given offence.

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