Tawaifs or Courtesans were an integral part of the society in the Mughal era. Do not misunderstand them with the sex-workers of today. Their identity was much more than pleasing and entertaining men sexually. These women were well-versed in dance, art, music and literature. Their baithaks were graced by the presence of several Nawabs and Emperors who held these women on high pedestals. Once the jewel of Delhi today G.B. Road is a secluded red-light area with a negative imagery. It’s hundreds of brothels with jharokha-balconies scream of neglect and isolation. In fact once the pride of the society, the tawaifs of G.B. Road or sex-workers as they are widely known lost their reputation and status in the society.
Walk through the lanes of G.B. Road with Delhi Walks and relive the rich Mughal courtesan culture. Ask questions. Know when and why these reputed kothas lost their status and became shameful? Why and when being a courtesan became disgraceful and demeaning? Understand the knitty-gritty of sex-work and its difference from the rich and prestigious courtesan culture of the Mughal times. Our team of city explorers are unsurpassed in knowledge and ensure that your walking tour exceeds your expectations. We at Delhi Walks would be delighted to be of assistance in planning and executing all your sightseeing requirements.
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