The Disharmonious Relationship Between India and the Harmonium
This 1940 picture marks the beginning of All India Radio’s 31-year-long harmonium ban. ‘Picture This’ is The Swaddle’s series, where we take a closer look at the story behind a famous photograph.
Miss Shefali, Bengal’s first Cabaret Dancer
This undated photograph shows Miss Shefali aka Arati Das, Bengal’s first cabaret dancer, in the middle of a performance. We reflect on the respectability politics that shaped her uneasy relationship with fame.