Nupi Sumang Leela by Siddharth Haobijam – Part 2

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Photo By : Siddharth Haobijam

Shumang Lila is a touring theatre performed by a group of around twelve or thirteen artistes, who are invited by an individual, or a group who pays them ‘dakshina’. These troupes may be either exclusively female (Nupi Shumang Lila) or exclusively male (Nupa Shumang Lila). In this theatre form, there is social sanction for transvestism. In Nupi Shumang Lila, the female artistes dress themselves up as males depending upon the characters. They try hard to look masculine using the masks of heavy costumes and make-ups. Courtesy:  KSH. IMOKANTA SINGH – MRF

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I am a Fine Art Photographer from Manipur. I am comfortable in most of the photographic genre.My photos have been included in some exhibitions including one held in MF HUSSIAN ART GALLERY (Jamia Millia Islamia,Delhi),National Gandhi Museum (Delhi),Manipur Arts Gallery(Manipur). Some of my photos were part of an exhibition held in Times Square, New York City. One of my photos was selected for the first prize in its category in a National level,north east India themed photo competition. I was part of a 30 finalists in a Scotland based international competition. From these 30 finalists, they are going to choose 20 winners whose photos will be exhibited all over UK (awaiting final selection round). Many of my photos are also used by Human Rights Orgn.One of my photos was also selected from a competition for featuring in a website,I have also donated a photo to a NGO on their request.My photo is also being used by the All Manipur Polo Association. My dream is to become a national level photo journalist. My Contacts SiddharthHaobijam{at}gmail{dot}com +919862098266,+919863875914,+919774768476

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