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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.
Jan 04, 2019
Of coins, figurines and vinyl records: Three collectors on sourcing, vetting and preserving pieces of historyCollections – be it stamps, coins, cassettes – are also a result of nearly a lifetime of barters, from parting with the coolest toys in one’s possession to those savings in the bank, and are built with a great amount of patience, knowledge and a comprehensive study of history
Jun 26, 2018
Google Doodle celebrates 145th anniversary of Gauhar Jaan, first classical singer to record on gramophoneClassical singer Gauhar Jaan travelled across the country before settling at Mysore where she lived the last 18 months of her life
Jun 26, 2018
Google Doodle honours Gauhar Jaan on 145th birth anniversary; classical singer was among first to record music in IndiaGoogle honoured Indian singer and dancer Gauhar Jaan, who was one of the first artistes to record music in the country, with a doodle on her 145th birth anniversary on Tuesday.
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