Dr S. Chandrasekaran
SEA History, Culture, Policy
The research explores socio-cultural concerns surrounding the Aravani culture found in South India. By interpreting two specific narratives, Aravan (mythic, traditional) and Aravanis (gendered, life). The research examines the transgender community within the context of "transgendered" body, rituals and traditional narratives.
Cover image: God Aravan, Courtesy of the Artist.