When we speak of new countries and new cultures with friends and acquaintances, we often resort to playfully testing one’s knowledge of languages. When I tell people I’m Indian, I’ve commonly been asked how I say “Hello” in ‘Indian’. While there’s no such language as ‘Indian’, India does have over 1652 languages with 22 of these recognised as official Indian languages. Each of these languages is spoken by people from different states with their own unique culture, clothing and food among many other things, making India a true land of diversity. This self initiated project was an exploration in character design, costume research and of course language.
Highlights from the series: