Mah Laqa Bai is one of the most illustrious women of Hyderabad’s cultural history. Also known as Chanda Bibi, she died in 1824 after leading an exemplary life as the court dancer for the second and third Nizams.
She was among the first women to author a full collection of Urdu ghazals. She was active in the religious and political life of Hyderabad during the city’s golden age.
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