Eunuchs, or the Hijras, in India secretly occupy a dominant position in the society – a fact socially not acceptable to many in our communities. The record of Hijras, also called the third gender, dates back to four thousand years. Irrespective of being highly unacceptable to the society, Hijras do spend a normal life just like you and me. Here we tell you about few traditions and customs of eunuchs which are inheritably different from the two normal genders.
A prominent eunuch was Malik Kafur, who concurred the entire Deccan for Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji.