Queer Reading of Me Hijra, Me Laxmi
Keywords:Queer Theory, Normative vs Non-Normative Categories, Heteronormativity, Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, Michael Foucault, Third Gender, Hijras, Sexual fluidity
Queer Theory is a field of critical theory which emerged from the alliance between gay and lesbian theories. It aims to disrupt the presumed relations between and among sexuality, gender and desire. A deconstruction of the hetero/ homo hierarchy is one of the major components of queer theory. Michael Foucault’s The History of Sexuality is one of the important and influential critical works which informs the Queer theoretical movement. Queer Theory includes both queer reading of text and the theorisation of queerness itself. Queer Reading of texts explore characters who in some manner defy predisposed notions of explicit heteronormativity and binary gender norms. Me Hijra ,Me Laxmi is a seminal autobiography of Laxmi Narayan Tripathi in which there are strong undertones of queerness.