The Story Behind The Delhi’s Red Light Area, GB Road

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As everyone is aware of the red light area of Delhi situated on GB Road, if not, let us tell you it’s the area where you will find all the Kothas and women who work as sex workers. This place sure holds a lot of emotional stories of the women who work there. We sure hold a bad image of the woman who works at Kothas but what we all forget is they are not doing it by a choice but due to their helplessness.

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A man went to the red light area to know the full story behind it and also to see what actually happens there. How are people and how actually they treat women? Also to know the mental state of women who work there. He noticed some things that every one of us ignored lately.

The women were stonefaced and lost all their charm. They were meant to be for seducing men but somewhere it seemed like India has lost its art of seduction. Everybody has a different opinion on this topic. Ours is that art should be taken as art and the people performing it are to be considered as artists and not some disgrace.

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The women looked dull and numb. No chirping, No quarreling, Just silence. May the years spent working in the red light area and taunts from the society just snatched their happiness.

Some distance from the red light area was the Chawri Bazaar, Delhi. The walls of which witnessed a lot of stories. The art of seduction is a historical concept which is running from the Mughal Era when women were considered as artists only but referred as ‘Tawaif’. The time when people were more appreciating and less judgemental.

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Mughals used to spend hours and a lot of money on watching the dance performance of ‘Tawaifs’. The art of seduction as not only carried by the Tawaifs but it was also preserved by the architecture of buildings and paintings.

The Tawaifs from the ancient times was not any other women but they were the graduates of arts, poetry, dance, music, politics. They were so mannered that the king used to send their children to learn some etiquette from them.

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Back then, sex was not the only purpose of approaching a tawaif, the kings used to come to see them performing dance and the beauty of their faces. They also had the complete right to say no if they want to. Women were a lot more respected that time. Nothing was done with their consent.

The glimpse of that could be seen in old classic movies like Umrao-Jaan, Devdas.

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