Nautch Girls of Raj (Record no. 11101)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780143064787
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 954.03
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Nevile, Pran
9 (RLIN) 390552
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Nautch Girls of Raj
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. India;
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd;
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2009
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 136 Pages;
Other physical details Paperback
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. The life and times of the nautch girl evoked by Nevile are an eye-opener The Times of India To see her is to fall in love, and to drink a cup of wine from the flask of her lustrous eyes is to be transported to the cosiest corner of Heaven. To be with her even for a moment is to taste immortality. The much-celebrated nautch girl, extravagantly adored for both her beauty and her virtuosity, belonged to a unique class of courtesans who played a significant role in the social and cultural life of India in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The nautch girl, it may be said, was no ordinary woman of pleasure she had refined manners, a ready wit and poetry in her blood. She embodied a splendid synthesis of different cultures and dance forms the classical and the popular and catered to the sophisticated tastes of the elite who had the time, resources and inclination to enjoy her accomplishments. Over the centuries female dancers have appeared in various incarnations, frequently as temple dancers dedicated to the gods, for dance is believed to have divine approval. However, historians, sociologists, novelists and chroniclers have not always done justice to the nautch girl, depicting her as either a vamp or as a showgirl bought by the wealthy for festive occasions. This book highlights the emergence of the quintessential nautch girl in the Mughal era when she reached the zenith of her talent and charisma. Her mystique continued to reign supreme during the Raj and her popularity and status among the English sahibs and the Indian aristocracy flourished during this period.
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        Karachi Karachi History 01/07/2017 5 4 954.03 PKLC021008 16/09/2018 09/09/2018 01/07/2017 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17  
        Lahore Lahore History 01/07/2017 13 5 954.03 PKLC023025 25/10/2022 29/09/2022 19/07/2017 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Dewey Decimal Classification