Anand Thakore


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DANCING GIRL

'To each Begum is to be delivered as follows:
one special dancing-girl of the dancing-girls of Sultan Ibrahim,
with one gold plate full of jewels - ruby and pearl,
cornelian and diamond, emerald and turquoise,
topaz and cat's-eye and two small mother-o-pearl trays full of ashrafis.'

-Babur, royal letter
I was born with a gift but now I have become one.

Kabul is cold.
Hardly the place to be dancing with naked feet.

The women I live amongst understand nothing
Of the craft I was bred for.

I would be lying if I said I no longer miss ...

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