Southern Siren - Maheshwari (from the hijra fantasy series)
Maheshwari is a hijra identified woman. I met her in Bombay during my research on hijra's while working on the project, "What are You?" I was struck by her loud laughter, sense of fantasy and belief in magic. Her desire was to become a south Indian film star and see herself in a song and dance sequence, romancing the hero and to be romanced by him.