Faces of India – 20


Another child artiste. A boy, from Orissa, dressed up as girl. Most girls’ parents don’t let their daughters go far from home to perform, so boys take up their roles.

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country. See more here.

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17 Responses

  1. That child's eyes are amazing. What a beautiful make-up and costuming.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Incredible eyes indeed! I have to echo all that Sandy has written! Superb capture, Indrani! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

  3. Cloudia says:

    amazing shot.

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  4. Pietro says:

    Great portrait, very well done!

  5. Elettra says:

    much tradition in this close up!!!!!!!!! Beautiful face!

  6. Joop Zand says:

    Great pictures Indrani….well done again.

  7. Do they boys really like to dress up as girls? Hmm, there could be worse jobs to have.

  8. A very interesting blog indeed.

    keep it goin;)

  9. And esp liked the faces of India series and the brief story behind each.

  10. Carver says:

    Wonderful shot and interesting about the boys playing the female roles. That reminds me of Shakespearean plays that used to have males in all the female roles.

  11. ladyfi says:

    What a delicate and lovely face!

  12. Superb , recently we had been to an act , where it was the same case . Man dressed up like woman , and very difficult to identify it .

  13. EG Wow says:

    This is the first I've heard of this practice. I wonder how many more years he'll be able to or be willing to do this.

  14. Babli says:

    Little girl looks lovely with colourful dress and jewellery.

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