A Night Of Liberty (14 images)

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Koovagam: an annual religious festival for Hijras, as they are known in India.

The community of Hijras do not find complete acceptance in society and face tremendous amounts of abuse in their daily lives. They are also almost entirely neglected by the Government and do not get access to education in schools and colleges and this drives them to either beg on the streets or indulge in prostitution to eek out a living.

While Koovagam is officially only a two-day...
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