Anorak News | Eunuchs Festival at Koovagam, India – photos

Eunuchs Festival at Koovagam, India – photos

by | 3rd, May 2012

FACES of the day: the Eunuchs Festival at Koovagam, India. Are there any British eunuchs? And are they in a community. The media loves for all minorities to be in a community…


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Indian eunuchs mourn as they re-enact a story adopted from the Indian epic Mahabharata during the annual eunuch festival at Koovagam, around 132 kilometers (83 miles) south of Chennai, India, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The term eunuch, is used in India to describe a community of people who identify themselves as neither male nor female but as members of a third gender. They traditionally survive by begging, dancing at weddings or blessing newborn babies and are frequently subjected to discrimination. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar.K)

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