nautch girl

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a professional dancing girl in India

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Begum Samru, who started her career as a nautch girl in 18th Century India, e v e n t u a l l y became the ruler of Sardhana, a principality near Meerut.
This apart, Mishra has also announced the intention of casting Chitrangada in three other films -- Nawab The Nautch Girl And The John Company , New Delhi and Dhruv -- but all these films are still in pre- production stage.
Bet there was no messing around with the Nautch girls in Rewa in the late 1800s.
The Fraser Album also includes studies of Gurkhas, courtiers, and retainers of the Maharaja of Patiala, musicians, merchants, tribesmen, and nautch girls from Delhi, and Afghans, all wearing colourful dress carefully observed by the artist(s).
With good reason: Twenty-one of Merchant-Ivory's forty-six films concern India and the Indian diaspora, including documentaries such as Helen: Queen of the Nautch Girls (1973), a profile of a Bollywood dancer who appeared in more than five hundred films, and the docudrama The Courtesans of Bombay (1983), which presages such later looks at the Indian demimonde as Salaam Bombay
The film is said to be about the plight of nautch girls in modern times and the gradual demise of the kotha culture.
Muslim characters ranged from emperors nautch girls and were invariably always good at heart.
Another aspect of this era was the importance given to nautch girls who were " the superstars of the day.