The Last Courtesans of Bombay is a podcast series that goes deep inside the secretive world of Mumbai's courtesans. The podcast uncovers the rich history of the mujra tradition, and chronicles the lives of the city's dwindling population of tawaifs, or courtesans -- women trained in dance, poetry and pleasure. This podcast is hosted by journalist Kunal Purohit.

For Indian women, going out alone in the dark has always been off-limits. The night is a Lakshman Rekha, the line that they must not cross if they want to be safe. So, what happens when women cross this boundary? This four-part series brings you the stories of women whose everyday existence is a quiet rebellion against the barriers that society, family, and patriarchal norms have built around them. This podcast is hosted by journalist Kunal Purohit.

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