Indian context, society has given much lesser important to LGBT community and
literally transgender people never get any rights except few like some menial
works. Most often trans* people engaged with begging and prostitutions, so with
reference to Norcopolis, Dimple is
working as an opium Pipe maker and a fulltime prostitutes rather anything.                                     

“She said: Woman and man are words other
people use, not me. I’m not sure what I am. Some days I’m neither, or I’m
nothing. On other days I feel I’m both. But men and women are so different, how
can one person be both? Isn’t that what you’re thinking? Well I’m both and I’ve
learned some things, to my cost, the kind of thing you’re better off not
knowing if you mean to live in the world”. (Norcopolis 1)

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it raises so many questions of tolerance, bears and endures, people like Dimple
only solve because of drugs like opium and others parallels. This is a not for
to get intoxicate but for forgetting the suffering as well to endure the pain
and suffocation within their own premises.

“She was learning to live with pain. It
was always there, in her shoulders and her back. The opium reduced it to
something manageable, but she woke with pain” (15)

is highly difficult because often they violated, in fact in the analysis oh
this novel, it brings that they can’t even have dwellings, though they have,
it’s not in proper as like an others it is in slums and slum likes. This is
never giving them comfort life; instead it gives diseases and physical
sufferings. They can’t have proper medicines, though they get it is not good
so, it won’t give complete recovers. Even doctors also treat them like aliens
due to the cause of Trans*, if from red light slums, the consequences will be
more severe.

“The doctor wore glasses with gold
frames and he didn’t actually examine her. He didn’t touch her at all, not even
to shake hands, as if he knew her, knew where she lived and what she for a
living and the exact amount of opium she took on a daily basis, and even if he
made no moral judgment about her life, he had made a medical or personal
judgment, which he had every right to”. (19)

certain point Trans* community forget about general hospitals instead they
prefer their own medicines unless it should be definitely drugs and opium.
That’s what Dimple learned to make pipe and preparing own recent days. It gives
more pleasure than anything from the society since she is from same community.

“Lee told Dimple he was sick. He had a
grating in his throat and he didn’t want to go to a hospital because there was
no point, he knew what it was. He said he needed opium for its pain-killing
properties, just a she did. He had a list of aches and pains. It was a bond
between them, the itemizing of pain. In pain, he said, as if it were a country.
As if he were saying, I am in Spain”. (30)

there is no space to red light workers to this universe for survive, if at all
a trans* still more difficult to them, because of marginality. Practically
these people have sexually marginalised so society not even touch them and
speak with them, this is real atmosphere for moving towards drug and opium. “Revolution
must follow revolution without interruption. I’m tense before midnight but I
take sleeping pills and feel better, try pills”. (34) Dimple realizes the
original situation and started to adapt the society with those indifferences
and lead her life as such. So this lines exaggerate the reality of trans*
sufferings and isolations

“Dimple understood the exact nature of
Janice’s suffering. To know you were unloved by your parents, it was a wound
that would never heal. Nothing Dimple did to forget her early life could change
this fundamental fact. She was always under the sway of it. It never went away.
She would think she was okay, but she was not. If she was not sleeping enough
or if she was anxious, it would catch up with her, as fresh and wet and red as
it had ever been. In the scene when brother and sister are finally reunited in
a village in Kathmandu, Dimple made no effort to hide her tears. Others were
crying too, men and women, entire families weeping together as they munched
their popcorn and sucked noisily at bottles of Thumps Up and Fanta” (89)

with the picture Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis
(2012) the gender minorities never get resolutions for new life though the
country gives much more effort to establish liberalization and development. And
it gives that sufferings is the by birth of LGBTs life, so without make
understanding, Dimple like people never ever get relief from difficulties.


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