Kunal Purohit

Kunal Purohit is an independent journalist based out of Mumbai, writing on issues of rightwing politics, gender and social justice at the intersection of development. He is also the creator of a four-part podcast series ‘The Last Courtesans of Bombay’, an audio documentary on the city’s secretive tawaif community that was released in September 2019.

Chronicling courtesans

A new book documents the forgotten history of tawaifs – or courtesans – in northern India.

Feb 11, 2020

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