Holi Hijras

Hijras renounced male sexuality and live under a female identity. They visit homses of  male babies and dance to bring them virility and the ability to continue the family line. So did they dance on Holi days and were blessed themselves with a full palette of colors.  (click on pictures for high res)

Note that I used the Sigma DP2 for these pictures since the risk to be sprayed with color dust or water was very high. It did happen yet I was able to protect my camera at all times.

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