The women of the harem lived in seclusion, guarded by eunuchs, and the entire harem traveled together with the king. To remedy discrimination against transgenders, the Court ordered provincial and federal governments to protect transgenders' gender identification, right to inherit property, right to vote, right to education, and right to employment. They were released on the suitable substitute for their owner and allowed to marry with the person of their choice. In short, the slavery under the Marathas was different than the slavery in Europe and America. Of the manumitted slaves in Batavia between and , Provisions of the Indian Penal Code of effectively abolished slavery in India by making the enslavement of human beings a criminal offense. A peculiar characteristic of the Sasanian royalty and aristocracy, which was attested in later times under the Safavid and Qajar empires, was that the highest female rank was not necessarily given to the chief wife, but could be held by a daughter or a sister. Orient" is clearly interwoven with the sexual themes. Turning a respected community into a legally certified criminal tribe was an egregious blunder of the British colonialism and it is hoped that Sadiq Khan, the new mayor of London, will begin to restore the full rights of transgenders at least in London municipality. Between and , 1, slaves were exported from the Madurai coast alone. In both works, the theme of "West vs. He searched his realm to find the most beautiful girls, and it was rumored that about 3, of them were kept in his harem. This practice was widely condemned and it was counted as one of the crimes for which he was later tried and executed. During the first thirty years of Batavia's existence, Indian and Arakanese slaves provided the main labour force of the company's Asian headquarters. Transgenders were educated in statecraft and nuances of religion. Some developed the art of lampooning and were invited to the wedding feasts of the well-to-do to make fun of the groom, the guests, and even the politicians. At Brahamanabad 30, slaves were allegedly taken.