From the article at Musée Magazine:

The transgender community voice, often overlooked and furthermore bashed by societies all over the world, is seeking a way to be heard in one of the most intolerant countries in the world, India. The Kitab, a nonprofit initiative in India, is aiming to give that lost voice a platform through their first transgender photobook festival called SANDESH. SANDESH is the first festival openly advocating for the transgender community on Indian ground. Through several photobooks depicting the transgender community all over the world, it strives to portray transgender as humans first, just like them.

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