A ‘Khura’ is a person who was born as a male but lacks in some important male traits. They are also known as ‘Hijras’. I guess the closest term would be Third Gender. I lack the knowledge and vocabulary to explain and may offend someone. Please forgive me for that.
So, I met a couple the other day.
These guys live in separate communities and work as entrainment workers. Would come to any place where something good has happened such as birth of a baby boy, wedding etc. Would dance in their own particular way and sing. Same also just beg on the streets. some resort to work as sex workers. Known to be very witty and therefore people would just pay some thing and keep a distance.
more often than not, they dress as females and would put on makeup.
Sometimes it may hard to tell them apart.
When they hear about some of their kind born in some family, their elders would come and try to adopt the kid and that is how they grow in communities. Actually they do live a happy life. They are well accepted as third gender in the society. In the old days (Mughal Empire) they were hired to serve the royal ladies. No threat you see.
I hope I have enhanced your knowledge about this part of our local culture.