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Video Page: Begum Akhtar – The Queen of Ghazals

Still from the documentary. It shows a coloured face portrait of Begum Akhtar.

This month we have a short documentary on Begum Akhtar’s life. Akhtar popularly known as Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals), might not have identified as a feminist, but her Ghazals and Thumris have been examined for their feminist value. She lived a life where she boldly negotiated her position and choices in the patriarchal world of music.

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