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Jun 09, 2019
Tawaifs and tehzeeb: Notes from a symposium on courtesans' contributions to art, freedom struggleThough pop culture and notions of Victorian morality led many to think of them as the 'other woman' or women of 'low character' who broke up marriages and enticed men, the story of the tawaifs is far different – and much more complex. They were artists of high calibre, who were expected to be trained in classical music and dance (Kathak); notably, they contributed immensely to the musical genres of the bandish and thumri. Though they were strictly non-combatants, they played a significant role in the struggle against the British by hiding weapons and rebels.
Oct 07, 2017
Google creates doodle to commemorate ghazal queen Begum Akhtar's 103rd birth anniversaryBegum Akhtar was known as a prominent singer in the Ghazal and Thumri genres, and was one of the first women to perform in public in India.
Mar 27, 2016
Musical revolution: How these artistes adapted to gramophone records in the early 1900sA look at the women artistes who embraced the technology of gramophone records in the early 1900s and shaped the commercial music industry in India
Jun 14, 2012
Mehdi Hassan: Of all ghazal singers, his voice suited bestHassan had the ability to deliver emotion, a rare talent and one that separates very good singers of our music from the great ones. In keeping with the style of ghazals, this emotion that his voice carried was masculine but melancholic. It was convincing.