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English: Nautch (/ˈnɔːtʃ/) is one of several styles of popular dance, performed by girls known as Nautch girls. The word "Nautch" is an anglicized version of नाच (nāc), a word found in Hindi and Urdu and several other languages of North India, derived fromNritya respectively Nachcha. A simple and literal translation of Nautch is "dance" or "dancing". The culture of the performing art of Nautch rose to prominence during the later period of Mughal Empire, and the British Raj. Nautch traveled outside the confines of the Imperial courts of the Mughals, the palaces of the Nawabs and the Princely states, and the higher echelons of the officials of the British Raj, to the places of smaller Zamindars, and other places.


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