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  Siddhartha  / © Siddhartha Hajra      Project : Monorama
This work in progress is my attempt to engage with the life of a transgender artist, Monorama, who lives in Calcutta, India.
During spring, Monorama performs in closed community spaces, often the bastis (slums) and paras (neighbourhoods) of Calcutta and its suburbs. She impersonates the goddess Sitala who is believed to provide protection from small pox (and chicken pox). The selection of photographs are from some of these aforementioned performances - before the actual enactment of the performance, during and after.
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