3 March 2009

Street Performers during Shivaratri

The below sequence of photographs were taken around the time of the Shivaratri Festival; and show street performers and musicians on the streets of Tiruvannmalai.

Many of these performers are Hijras who constitute a third sex or third gender in India as they are regarded as neither men nor women.

You can read more about the Hijras at this link here.

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