• Tawaifnama: A brief history of Tawaif culture in India

    Tawaifnama: A brief history of Tawaif culture in India

    From elite performing artists to a marginalized community living on the fringes of society, the tawaif community has undergone numerous upheavals through the years. Saba Dewan’s Tawaifnama traces the impact of colonialism and the nationalist discourse on the marginalization and erasure of India’s Tawaif culture.

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