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Saba Dewan

Saba Dewan

Saba Dewan is a documentary film-maker. Her documentaries have focused on issues of gender, sexuality and culture. Her first book Tawaifnama (2019) has emerged from her trilogy of films on stigmatised women performers: Delhi–Mumbai–Delhi (2006) about the lives of bar dancers; Naach (The Dance, 2008) on women dancers in rural fairs and The Other Song (2009) about the art and lifestyle of the tawaifs or courtesans. The research and writing of the book were supported by a fellowship from the New India Foundation.