A very determined Hijra in Madurai, the most common term for trans women in India and Pakistan.
“All men are liars, said Roberta Muldoon, who knew this was true because she had once been a man.”
‘The World According to Garp’ – John Irving
INDIA // JULY 2016
Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, former actress, illustrious state minister of Tamil Nadu and leader of the AIDMK party passed away today. For her 68th birthday, her sixt-eight most devoted followers had her face tattooed on their arms. The tradition harks back to the turbulent politics in the state in the 1970s. These three gentlemen in the photograph also have tattoos of MGR, Jayalalithaa’s predecessor, applied during a mass ceremony in 1977. India never disappoints.
INDIA // July 2016