They seem a loud bunch of people, a socially unwanted class whose presence is not welcome almost anywhere till a wedding or childbirth happens. But try to delve deeper and you will understand how day-to-day existence is a struggle for people who weren’t lucky enough to be born as fully formed males or females.
Forced to live in shanties far from city limits, they don’t have fixed jobs and can’t even dare to live a normal life. And yet, life goes on for them despite the hardships that they mask with garish makeup and bright saris. They are sensible like you and me - they laugh, cry and fall in love. They are just like us, in more ways than you know. You will realise all that and more when you read this touching tale. Rasaathi is the story of every aravani, of every transgender.