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From Courts, Studios to Bazaars: A Visual History of the Tawa’if in colonial North India, late 18th to early 20th centuries

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This seminar will attempt to look at the pictorial trajectory of the tawa’if over a century and a half and across paintings, photographs and even matchbox labels produced and distributed in colonial Awadh and Delhi. (Ayesha Matthan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)

This talk is part of the Visual Constructions of South Asia (2014-15) series.

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