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When your husband is a transwoman, or biological man who feels like a woman

What does a man who feels like a woman face if he is forced into marriage? And how does the woman he marries cope?

Ankur Paliwal 

One evening, a couple of weeks after her wedding in May 2013, 26-year-old Rani Shrivastava let out a cry as her husband, Amar, walked into the living room where she sat watching a music show on television. Amar looked different. Very different.

He was dressed in a yellow and purple salwar-kameez, and sported eyeliner, red lipstick, ear rings, bangles, anklet and a wig of long black hair. He was smiling. “I got scared,” Rani tells me as she hands me tea in her rented apartment in the Rajnagar area of Ghaziabad, a city 40 km east of Delhi. Although Amar had told Rani ...

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First Published: Sat, January 27 2018. 05:52 IST
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