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Book Review, Illict Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion

A book by Anna Morcom , Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion (Amazon.com purchase link) is about the inside story of Indian dance, mostly the Mujra dances. Hidden history and culture of the dance culture is mostly unknown, … Continue reading

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The Mujra Girls of Kennedy Bridge (Part 1)

This article, authored by Parul Kapur and Saeed Haider, was published in ‘Bombay’ magazine. We have typed it from the print article (so, there might be typing error) are are publishing it in multi-part series. In the days of maharajas, … Continue reading

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Kangana Ranaut mujra and Rajjo in making

Vishwas Patil’s dream project ‘Rajjo’ is the first directional venture of the well known writer and historian. The movie is based on mujra culture and mujra houses in which the leading female actress is a ‘nautchwali’, a mujra dancer. After … Continue reading

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Mujra Culture – ban attempt of Maharashtra Government in 2005

The Maharashtra Government’s 2005 move to ban dance bars had created a furore. At issue was the livelihood of 500,000 people, including dancers, owners and bar hands, in this Rs 1500-crore unorganized industry, besides the dangers of moral policing. On … Continue reading

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