A Tribe in Peril: The Hijra in Mumbai

Alison McCauley's essay and photos show the forces that threaten daily living for the transgender hijra: AIDS, rape, and the Indian government.

BY Alison McCauley

March 06 2014 6:05 AM ET

Kamal attracts customers at Thane station in Mumbai. She will find customers there and take them to a nearby hotel that charges by the hour.


Muskan tries to attract customers near Thane Station in Mumbai.

Tags: Transgender