Canadian writer and poet Sikeena Karmali makes a foray into the world of historical fiction by means of her new novel, The Mulberry Courtesan
, which centres on the life of one of the Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar's concubines.
Noel's humour puts a refreshing feminist spin on nuns who resisted the "intransigent wills" of bishops as well as female courtesans
. "This group received salacious press from the bourgeois males who toppled the ancien regime," she writes.
His school was named Kitao, whose students were-Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824) and Kubo Shunman (1757-1820)- except Kyoden,.His works have two specific characteristics, his large number of book illustrations, on the one hand, and the fact that "Shigemasa concentrated on depicting not the high-class courtesans
of the Yoshiwara, but the lower-ranking geisha and female entertainers" on the other hand.
"Letters" (27-38) is the "literary chapter" in which Giusti examines works by Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, and Matteo Bandello to demonstrate how these writers "mirrored and supported the amphibology of the term courtesan
, and the need for its framing" (14).
and the Greek Comic Tradition.
For example, courtesans
address each other sisters and in effect receive names suggestive of a sibling relationship.
Salkeld resists framing his book as a broader cultural history of the Renaissance courtesan
, undertaking instead "a series of studies--combining close reading with micro-historical enquiry--that seeks to identify shifting, often very ambivalent literary and social attitudes towards such women, and to locate aspects of Shakespeare's work within that context" (20).
"Lifestyle as Resistance: The Case of the Courtesans
of Lucknow, India".
Here Salkeld uncovers what he describes as a "scopophobic fascination with women as objects of hate" in Aretino's writings, the "tenor" of which "shaped English literary depictions of courtesans
towards the end of the sixteenth century" (78, 81).
Katie Hickman, historian, novelist and author of the bestselling biography 'Courtesans
', collaborated with Guoman Hotels to ensure the true spirit of Cora was depicted within the creation of the Suite.
Police filed FIR against wife and two of her courtesans
whereas investigations are underway.
Long the objects of desire for a nation for thousands of years, concubines and courtesans
have long had their place in culture.
This reversal and the merging of the private and the public spheres make blogs and courtesans
ideally suited for each other.
Clearly this album was a special, limited edition and, although the photographs bore no names, they were of tawaifs, the famous courtesans
from the kothas or upper-storeyed salons of Lucknow.
He brings to vivid life high courtesans
frequenting expensive 'jelly houses' in Covent Garden and low-class girls, struggling and poor.