Gents crossdress, men play girls in a local drama. Village folk art - Photo: Tamil Nadu, India
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Don't get confused, I wasn't getting away with what Indian won't do in public among themselves.
Karal and I drove up from his home town to this relatives village and stayed overnight.
His father, S.K Mani, documents this traditional life for many years and since I had a very good camera in local terms he made an effort to gather the village talents for some performances of song, dance and drama play. We recorded it all in video and photos and later made a copy for him.
This gent (the Indian term for a male) took about an hour to crossdress as a lady and make up his face to perfection. Later he and another local actor put a play on the village alley. It was evening time and the street light doubled as a spotlight
My India: Where every village is home
Gents crossdress, men play girls in a local drama - Tamil Nadu village folk art, India - Feature story photo IMG_6515
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