When Meitei Men Choose To Become Women

When Meitei Men Choose To Become Women

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A recent beauty contest in Imphal boiled up the uneasiness of heterosexual society towards transgender women. The Nupi Maanbis, as they are known in Manipur, have traditionally lived visibly and worked in mainstream society but does this mean they are accepted? Far from it, argues our writer as she travels into a bloodied battlefield. - By: Swar Thounaojam

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