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The Dancing Dervesh of Ajmer

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Gmail Unused Account Removal Confirm Your Account, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Gmail Unused Account Removal Confirm Your Account

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The Hijras of Ajmer

The Hijras of Ajmer, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijra_(South_Asia)

In the culture of South Asia, a hijra (Urdu: ہجڑا ,Hindi: हिजड़ा), is usually considered a member of "the third gender" — neither man nor woman. Most are physically male or intersex, but some are physically female. Hijras usually refer to themselves linguistically as female, and usually dress as women.

Although they are usually referred to in English as "eunuchs", relatively few have any genital modifications.[1]

The Urdu and Hindi word "hijra" may alternately be romanised as hijira, hijda, hijada, hijara, hijrah and is pronounced [hidʒɽaː], between "heejra" and "heejda". An older name for hijras is kinnar, which is used by some hijra groups as a more respectable and formal term. An abusive slang for hijra in Hindi is chhakka(छक्का). Another such term is khasuaa(खसुआ) or khusaraa(खुसरा).

In Bangla "hijra" is called h…

Me at the Mehfil on eve of Chatti

Me at the Mehfil on eve of Chatti, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The Mehfil on the Terrace of Peersaabs house was to commemorate the eve of Chatti.. a very important day for the Sabri Sufi sect..paying allegiance to the Holy Saint Khwajah Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishty al Sabri.

As I was leaving the following morning , this was the eve of my departure from Ajmer Sgarif, I was to catch the Aravalli Express at 11 am, I had come to Ajmer bare feet, I had stopped all my insulin intake and diabetic medicine, I had raw fresh wounds on my feet.

I shot this event and the highlight was the dancing dervesh of Ajmer , whirling kaif that they performed on the beats of the qawwals..I went into kaif too..

I aborted this segment to go and get my tired feet massaged at Moti Katla and shot the hijras and the rafaees ..I shot 3 cards of 4 GB each..in this short while.

I had arrived on 28 June 2009. 8 pm . and left Ajmer on 30 June 2009 11 am.

Peersaab at the Mehfil on Eve of Chatti

Peersaab at the Mehfil on Eve of Chatti, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The Mehfil on the Terrace of Peersaabs house was to commemorate the eve of Chatti.. a very important day for the Sabri Sufi sect..paying allegiance to the Holy Saint Khwajah Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishty al Sabri.

As I was leaving the following morning , this was the eve of my departure from Ajmer Sgarif, I was to catch the Aravalli Express at 11 am, I had come to Ajmer bare feet, I had stopped all my insulin intake and diabetic medicine, I had raw fresh wounds on my feet.

I shot this event and the highlight was the dancing dervesh of Ajmer , whirling kaif that they performed on the beats of the qawwals..I went into kaif too..

I aborted this segment to go and get my tired feet massaged at Moti Katla and shot the hijras and the rafaees ..I shot 3 cards of 4 GB each..in this short while.

I had arrived on 28 June 2009. 8 pm . and left Ajmer on 30 June 2009 11 am.