Forgotten Lives – A child widow, a Muslim migrant, a trans-person, a night-soil worker –
each bound by the common destiny of an invisible existence in human society.
“Bandilanka’s Forgotten Lives”: who are these forgotten people, and why is it important to shedlight on them, to return to them their stolen voices? The summers I spent as a child in my maternal grandparents’ home in
South India, Summer 1971 - Against his will sent on a mysterious quest, Lionel wanders across the country, as a spiritual mendicant. He is famished, thirsty and lost to the world. His bleeding feet hurt. How could a well-educated young