The 'tawayaf' tradition prevailed in Faizabad before 1947. These women entertained men with songs and dance (mujra) etc. After India's Independence, the government outlawed prostitution. However, the soulful songs of urdu called ghazal have been immortalised by Bollywood.\n\nKnitting floral patterns on clothes using coloured threads called Kashidakari is an art form still prevalent among housewives. The Hindu festival Ramnavmi marks the birth of Lord Ram and sees the holding of mela (fairs). Because of the significant Muslim population, their festivals like Eid, Moharram are celebrated with equal gusto.\n\nA prominent cooking style of Avadh is called, ‘dum dena’. The process involves placing the semi-cooked ingredients in a pot, sealing the utensil with flour dough and applying a very slow charcoal fire from top, by placing some live charcoal on the lid, and some below. The slow cooking gives an excellent aroma, flavor and texture. Popular dishes like Shabdeg, Pulao, and Biryani are prepared in this manner.
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