World of Royal Palaces and Courtesans Romance in Memory of Light

Memory of Light is a delicate romance between two courtesans, set in the Nawabi-era Lucknow in 18th century India. It takes place in Lucknow in the 18th century, when the city was teeming with musicians, poets, dancers, singers, dancers, and courtesans. In Ruth Vanita’s world of royal palaces and glitzy courts, a courtesan and a female poet fall in love. They are supported by their friends as they carry out their love and life in a clandestine manner.

An author, academic, and staunch advocate of the women’s movement in India, Ruth Vanita has also, with her tremendous understanding of lesbian and gay studies, written about LGBTQ issues in the past. Her previous work, Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India …. continue reading

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