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Nautch Girls Of India
Nautch Girls Of India
 
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Author : Pran Nevile
Publisher : Prakriti India
ISBN# : 81-900-688-06
Pages : 181
Price :INR 3500
Offer Price:INR 3115
 
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The Nautch girl as an entertainer of men belonged to a unique class of courtesans who played a significant role in the social and cultural life of India in the 18th and 19th centuries. She represented a delightful synthesis of different cultures and dance forms - the classical and the popular. The nautch girl was no ordinary woman of pleasure. She had refined manners, a ready wit and poetry in her blood. She catered to the tastes of the elite who had the time, resources and aptitude to enjoy her company. Her sexual favours were reserved for the chosen few. Over the centuries, she appeared in various incarnations, but chiefly as a temple dancer dedicated to the gods, for dance is believed to have divine sanction.
 
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