Daily Archives: July 25, 2004

The nautch girl held the white sahib spellbound for nearly two centuries. Pran Nevile describes the magnetic appeal, grace and romance of the nautch which was found superior to all operas of the world. The word “nautch” is an Anglicised form of the Hindi/Urdu word nach derived from the Sanskrit […]

Nautch girls: Sahibs danced to their tune