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tamasha

[tuh-mah-shuh] /təˈmɑ ʃə/
noun
1.
(in the East Indies) a spectacle; entertainment.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Urdu < Persian tamāshā a stroll < Arabic
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tamasha

/təˈmɑːʃə/
noun
1.
(in India) a show; entertainment
Word Origin
C17: via Urdu from Arabic: a stroll, saunter
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Encyclopedia Article for tamasha

erotic form of Indian folk drama begun in the early 18th century in Maharashtra. In all other forms of Indian folk theatre, men are cast in the major roles. The leading female role in tamasha, however, is played by a woman. Tamasha plays, which are known to be bawdy, originated as entertainments for encamped armies. In the 20th century they became commercially successful.

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