People  /  Published 11.07.21

The Gold Counsel

During the recent Assembly elections in West Bengal, I received an email from Smarajit Jana, the founder of Durbar, a sex work-ers’ collective in central Calcutta’s Sonagachhi area. Jana h...
By Anasuya Basu

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

Blessing of right at Sonagachhi puja

Sex workers of Sonagachhi now have a puja to call their own.Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, an organisation that works for the rights of the 65,000 registered sex workers in the state, has been org...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.19

The attraction for spectacle explains the durbar’s appeal to leaders

Delhi has been synonymous with the durbar. The Mughals held court in the city for years. The Delhi durbar then changed hands with the British organizing the durbar three times to commemorate the succe...
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