10-year old Zi is growing up in a fast metropolis in a world filled with rigid expectations. Everyone around him — his family, his friends, his neighbours — seems to have a say in who Zi should be. Surrounded by all this noise, Zi’s own voice remains stifled, yearning to break free. Will the sound of Zi’s soul ultimately come to the surface? Can he find the strength to ignore gender norms to embrace his authentic self? What is that authentic self?
ZardoZi is a heartwarming story that touches on history, identity, and the power of breaking free from societal norms. Finding oneself is a remarkable adventure, filled with surprises, challenges, and the joy of embracing ourselves. ZardoZi is all about that.---
Written by Debasmita Dasgupta