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Mar 26, 2016

Portrait of a reputed hermaphrodite (Hijra) and companions - Eastern Bengal 1860's

Portrait of a reputed hermaphrodite (Hijra) and companions - Eastern Bengal 1860's

Hermaphrodites, also known today in South Asia as 'hijra', are often followers of the Hindu goddess Bahuchara Mata.

Source: British Library (bl.uk)