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  • Gauhar Jaan, a tawaif who was born to an Armenian father, lived in Calcutta in the late 19th Century.

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  • The tabla bridges folk, semi-classical, and classical Hindustani music genres, and was intrinsic to the lost dances of the tawaif-s, who performed in 18th-century courts. Featured Content

  • Rani Mukherjee's belly flab is coming out of my TV and jiggling all over my hall. esms Which new-age Bollywood tawaif/courtesan do you think is the hottest?

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  • Queried over his paintings of flesh traders he answers without a hint of embarrassment "My mother - 'Nawab Begum' was a 'tawaif and a' 'nautch' dancer in the court of maharaja of Patiala hailing from Dharampura from where we came to Lahore during partition".



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