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Smashing bangles
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Smashing bangles
Description: Placing coconut husk between bangles and wrist, to prevent injury, a priest shatters the adornments with a sharp hit from the blunt edge of his small knife, part of transgender Sangitaamma's, 27, mourning rituals during the annual Koothandavar festival in Koovagam village, south India.
Keywords: India, Tamil, Nadu, transgender, transsexual, third, gender, hijra, aravani, Koothandavar, Koovagam, festival, Sangithaamma
Date: 12.08.2011 06:53
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Added by: Dev Gogoi

Object name: Transgenders
Keywords: transgender, aravani
Byline: Dev Gogoi
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Copyright Notice: (C)2010 Dev Gogoi, all rights reserved
Caption: Aravanis (transgenders)

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