ISSN: IJSB: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print) JSR : 2708-7085 (online)

     Socio-economic Status of Hijra Community: A Study on Dhaka City

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Bipul Kumar Sarker & Most. Tahura Pervin


A man-made social system that determines the gender of a human being based on gender behavior, characteristics, and sexuality. The term third gender has a broad meaning. The third gender is basically what we mean by those whose gender identity or gender expression implies something different from the gender they received after puberty. The social life of third gender and his true sexual identity is the story of a life of continuous struggle. The social system of Bangladesh is changing. As well as changing the social status of the third gender in the society. In today’s society, eligibility for third gender has increased. The Hijra community is now becoming a part of our society. In this case, the judgment of the court has made significant contributions. This paper attempts to outline the socio-economic status of the Hijra people in Bangladesh as well as the steps taken by the government for the Hijra community. To make this task a success, a quantitative method was chosen; specifically, a structured interview method has been followed to collect accurate data from primary sources, giving a clear picture of the socioeconomic status of Bangladesh’s Hijra community. One hundred thirty five respondents were collected in Dhaka city through a non-probability sampling method using convenience technique. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS. Due to the shortage of time and money, this study was restricted to the surrounding area of ​​Dhaka City only. Therefore, the first limitation of this study is to collect information only from the emissaries living in Dhaka city. Second, quantitative data was collected only from those under 60 years of age.

Key words: Hijra, Third Gender, Demography, Socio-economic Conditions.

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Title: Socio-economic Status of Hijra Community: A Study on Dhaka City

Bipul Kumar Sarker & Most. Tahura Pervin

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Acceptance Date: 06/04/2020
Date of Publication: 09/04/2020
Free download: Available
Page: 276-284
First Page: 276
Last Page: 284
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

Cite This Article:

Bipul Kumar Sarker & Most. Tahura Pervin (2020). Socio-economic Status of Hijra Community: A Study on Dhaka City. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(1), 276-284.  doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3746192

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Bipul Kumar Sarker (Corresponding author), Lecturer, Department of BBA Professional, Habibullah Bahar College, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Most. Tahura Pervin, Assistant  Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur-1707, Bangladesh.


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