It is 1840 in Oudh, and Amiran, a young and beautiful girl, is kidnapped by Dilawar Khan, her neighbour, who sells her to a brothel owned by Madam Khanum Jaan. Amiran is trained as a courtesan, and becomes a skilled performer and erudite conversationalist. She is renamed Umrao Jaan and her beauty an..Read story
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Shaukat Kaifi, mother of Shabana Azmi, dies at 91
The actress and social activist died at her Juhu home of age-related ailments late on Friday.
Khayyam (1927-2019): Composer who crafted melody on the scales of poetry
In the death of Mohammed Zahur 'Khayyam' Hashmi, Indian cinema has lost a composer who was steeped as much in high literature and poetry as in music.