The world keeps taunting him as girlish but the fact is that, biologically, he is a
boy. And, he is always attracted to guys. Is Laxmi both a man and a woman?
Or, perhaps, neither a man nor a woman? The first inklings and stirrings of lust
that Laxmi remembers came from noticing big, strong arms, the hint of a guy's
moustache over his lips, billboards that advertised men's underwear. Laxmi
found this puzzling initially. Was there a woman inside him who couldn't really
express herself because of some last-minute mix-up that god did at the time of
his birth? Struggling with such existential questions, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi,
eminent transgender activist, awakens to her true self: She is Laxmi, a hijra.
In this fascinating narrative Laxmi unravels her heart to tell the stories of the
men--creators, preservers, lovers, benefactors and abusers--in her life. Racy,
unapologetic, dark and exceptionally honest, these stories open a window to a
brave new world.