A red nose is arguably the smallest mask one can put on to become someone else. It is this ability to transform one’s character through imagination that red nose clowning seeks to achieve.
The Lambadis also known as Banjaras are a community spread across different areas of India. They are thought to be descendants of Roma gypsies from Europe who migrated to India.
Modern civilizations have this all-consuming and for the most part condescending need to civilize the so called ‘savages‘, ‘tribals‘ or ‘primitive people‘ that they come in contact with. Caught up in that great lumbering juggernaut’s path these people with alternate living styles suffer greatly.