Daily Archives: May 2, 1999

By Pran Nevile FROM time immemorial, poets and bards have sung in praise of the dancing damsels who appear as Apsaras in mythology, and as ganikas, nartakis, devadasis, kanchanis, tawaifs and nautch girls at different periods of history. They belonged to a class of professional entertainers who were accomplished dancers […]

The nautch girls of colonial Punjab