Empowering transgender population in India through community libraries

S, Dhanya ; S, Thanuskodi


The paper attempts to identify the dilemmas faced by the transgender community in India with respect to their social life and information needs. Through a study of literature, the possibilities of introducing community libraries or Library-cum- Resource Centres (LRC) dedicated towards the betterment of transgender community in India have been explored. READ (Rural Education and Development) - a successful community library model has been discussed in the paper which could be adapted and modified to create such initiatives across the transgender populated areas of India. The limitations and implications are also discussed in the paper.


Transgender; Community libraries; Information Poverty; Library services

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