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Mistress Of Melodies Stories Of Courtesans And Prostituted Women

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In Mistress of Melodies, Nabendu Ghosh traverses the streets of the ever-changing city of Calcutt... Read More

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In Mistress of Melodies, Nabendu Ghosh traverses the streets of the ever-changing city of Calcutta to tell the stories of women—courtesans and those who engaged in sex-work—across generations. There is the innocent Chhaya, a widow who elopes and remarries only to be duped by her new husband. The gritty Basana, who sees the highs and lows of life after being drawn into prostitution as an adolescent. Hasina, the alluring baiji, who auctions her adolescent daughter’s virginity to the highest bidder and lives to regret it. The fierce Tagar who is abandoned when pregnant and is drawn into the world of prostitution, but leaves it to give love another chance. Fatima, a brave mother, who would rather sell her body than let hunger drive her and her son to their deaths. And finally, Gauhar Jaan, the songstress who enchants every man she meets but yearns for a true love who will accept her for who she is.

Poignant, evocative and intensely human, Mistress of Melodies features some of the strongest women in Indian fiction created by Nabendu Ghosh,the legendary screenwriter who scripted immortal classics such as Abhimaan, Devdas and Bandini, among others.

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Title: Mistress Of Melodies Stories Of Courtesans And Prostituted Women
Author: Nabendu Ghosh
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
ISBN: 9788194490869
SKU: BK0439859
EAN: 9788194490869
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Nabendu Ghosh (1917-2007) was a dancer, novelist, short-story writer, film director, actor and screenwriter. He was the recipient of numerous literary and film awards, including the National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director.| The Editor : Ratnottama Sengupta has written Krishna’s Cosmos, a biography of the printmaker Krishna Reddy. She has been a member of the Central Board of Film Certification, served on the jury of the National Film Awards, and has herself won a National Film Award.

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