Touch of my Shadow
Eight-year-old Vali ran away from home to be embraced by a Jogta–an outward female form possessing a male-body person.
Set in a village grappling with a severe drought, ‘Touch of My Shadow’ is the tale of Vali, born into extreme poverty. Injured by the beatings of his drunk father, eight-year-old Vali ran away from home to be embraced by a Jogta–an outward female form possessing a male-body person. As a disciple it took him a decade to learn that his true masculine self has been trapped in the garb of his highly marginalized and exploited Jogta custom. During this, Vali suffered several physical assaults, social mockery, and public persecution. He finally abandons his Jogta custom and escapes with Tara, living an equally miserable life. Read the book to know the repercussions and culmination of the journey of Vali.