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Naleena is an Indian transgender and according the culture of his country she belongs to the so-called "third sex," neither man nor woman. As an offering to the Goddess Kali, the Indian transgenders, called Hijras, undergo the ritual emasculation, carried out in secret and without anesthesia by the Thaaiamma, a kind of sacred midwife. Traditionally considered sacred beings because daughters and priestesses of Kali, nowadays the Hijras live like outcasts, even at a lower level than the caste of Pariah, and to survive the majority of them is forced to beg and prostitution.