|In her old age, Ragini Devi was supported by her
daughter Indrani Rahman, but staying in Bandra, a suburb in Mumbai, she
was not being looked after. Dr Mulk Raj Anand, Harindranath
Chattopadhyaya and other eminent citizens arranged for her to return to
the US and she was taken care of at "Actor's Home" in New Jersey.
Started in 1882, Actor's Home is a unique institution where old and
needy actors, dancers, musicians and the like are looked after.
('Ragini Devi: The first American female dancer in the male bastion of Kathakali,' Sunil Kothari, The Asian Age, Oct 15, 2019)
|Nautch girls were photographed extensively in the late 19th and early
20th centuries. Cameras were getting popular and the beautiful nautch
girls were an ideal subject for photographers wishing to document Indian
culture. The third factor was a nautch girl's need to have good
photographs that she could send to prospective clients.
('The Nautch,' Ally Adnan, The Friday Times, Aug 1, 2014)