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OCTOBER 2021 EVENTS
To the steady stream of requests to re-start our heritage walk and baithak experiences….Here is the answer…a series of exciting events this October that we’ve been busy curating, over the past few weeks…that have something old, something new and something better!…So join the fun!
LIMITED SPOTS, SO BOOK IN ADVANCE BY REGISTERING HERE
Udham Bai, a dancing girl… who would go on to become the Empress of Mughal India with the noble title ‘Qudsia Begum’, the pure one!! Her’s is a story filled with love, power and courtly drama… She built for herself a beautiful garden palace next to the river Yamuna where she would hold the most opulent soirees and entertain only the most elite of the Badshah’s durbar!!
It is here that you will find the storytellers of DBF this weekend reminiscing the forgotten tale of the ‘tawaifs’!!.
The women who shaped our history and culture in myriad ways… As the epitome of ‘adab’, the custodian of etiquette, poise, culture and music, she nurtured poetry, classical Kathak dance and norms of ‘protocol’, which were bold even by the standards of the Europeans who visited India during the 15/16th century!!
The tawaifs were not just exemplary singers and dancers… they were sometime great warriors and at other times celebrated poets!!! And unlike what we may think today, the word ‘Tawaif’ didn’t exactly raise the hackles of society in that era.
But times changed and the term became a taboo… from gilded mehfils they were banished to dingy brothels. While the British cast-out these illustrious women to the outskirts of the city, the independent Indian government reformed them into invisibility.
Meet us at Delhi’s well kept secret, the beautiful Qudsia Bagh for a walk & baithak discussing the many fascinating tales of the tawaifs and their journey through history… hear their poetry, and the achievements and anecdotes of their lives as we enjoy a delicious breakfast amidst the greens of a garden-palace built by a ‘Tawaif’ herself!!
DAY, DATE & TIME: Sun, 31 Oct, 8:30 AM
MEETING POINT: Shahi Masjid, Qudsia Bagh, Ring Road (Exact GPS location will be mailed once you have registered)
CHARGES: Rs 700/Person
– 600/- per person for groups of 4 or more & 400/- for senior citizens.
TO BOOK YOUR SPOT CLICK HERE
FOR ANY QUERIES CALL: 6266766967
1- Delhi is reeling under excessive plastic waste, and DBF strongly advises you against buying plastic bottled water, so request you to carry your own bottle of drinking water.
2- COVID-19 SOPs: This event is a curated event and is open exclusively for a limited nos of spots, adhering to Covid19 Physical Distancing norms, so PRIOR BOOKING IS MANDATORY. TO BOOK CLICK HERE
3- Wear a good pair of covered walking shoes suitable for long walks.
4- Wear full sleeves clothes/trousers/pants.
STANDARD COVID-19 RULES OF WEARING FACE MASKS/SANITISERS APPLY. COVID-19 SOPs DICTATE ONLY LIMITED NOS OF SPOTS, PRIOR REGISTRATION MANDATORY. TO REGISTER NOW CLICK HERE