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Dancing with the nation: courtesans in Bombay cinema

Dancing with the nation: courtesans in Bombay cinema

Vanita, Ruth

Acknowledging courtesans or tawaifs as central to popular Hindi cinema, this book shows how the figure of the courtesan shapes the Indian erotic, political and religious imagination. Historically, courtesans existed outside the conventional patriarchal family and carved a special place for themselves with their independent spirit, witty conversations and transmission of classical music and danc...

Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing

USD 46.50

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Title: Dancing with the nation: courtesans in Bombay cinema

Author: Vanita, Ruth

ISBN 13: 9789386702906

ISBN 10: 9386702908

Year: 2017

Pages etc.: 272p., 22cm.

Binding: Paperback

Place of publication: New Delhi

Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing

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