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In her early stages of experimentation, Kumudini Lakhia remembers her production featuring dancers in pure white costume being termed a funeral procession!
('Kumudini Lakhia: The lovable diva of choreography' by Chitra Swaminathan, The Hindu Friday Review, May 22, 2020)

Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar fell for a dancer named Man Bai at an advanced age of 72, whom he married on Raksha Bandhan day in 1847. He christened her as Akhtar Mahal and ordered a special seal bearing her name.
('The 'Tawaifs' of Shahjahanabad' by Debasish Das, Live History India, March 11, 2020)

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