Dhiman, Safina and Remedios, Delwyn (2019) ARAVANIS. Masters thesis, Indian institute of technology Hyderabad.


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This project is a self-sponsored animated short film which aims to portray the story of transgender people in India, their journey of finding themselves as who they are and accepting it gracefully. Trans people have always been a part of Indian culture, though they had to suffer a lot during colonial rule due to Victorian laws. After independence, while most Indians celebrated the life of dignity and equality, trans people were left on the margins of society, along with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The narration of this film showcases voices of many trans people, how they wish to overcome the taboos of our society and how they look forward to being a part of the community without any discrimination, as we all are humans at the end of the day.

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Remedios, DelwynUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transgender, Society, Community, Animated short film, Koovagam, Tamilnadu, Aravan
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 04:21
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 04:21
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