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The ‘Patang Naach’ of the Dancing Girls

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For the purpose of entertainment, the role of dancing girls in the Mughal court was as important as any. Enthusiasts of the arts, they patronized and encouraged the dance form and held mehfils quite frequently. It’s easy to think of the dancing girls in narrow terms of sex slavery and eroticism but records tell us that art was at the…

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