THE MISSING PAGES OF HISTORY -QUEERNESS IN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

Kripa fights with Shikhandi (top right)
Notice the dominating and ‘masculine’ stance in which this woman stands [Believed to be the figurine of a female dancer from the Indus valley civilization — circa 2500 BCE]
Look closely and observe Arjuna’s long hair and ‘feminine’ pose’ mixed with a ‘masculine’ aspect, that is, his ‘Gandhiv’ or bow, in his hands. Arjuna as a transgender — Brihanalla.
A painting of Arjuna as Brihanalla, the eunuch
The ancient Vedic sage Narada
Narada — half woman and half man
Ardhanarishvara, a sculpture that is a mixture of Shiva and Parvati, split right down in the middle. [This sculpture is a recurring theme across various time periods in Indian History, but this particular one is found in a Shiva temple in Tamil Nadu]

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