For her to fall in love was forbidden - It was a sin she was told - "A nautch - girl is born to delight others; such is her destiny". Her beauty, poise, her desires or her longings were not her own. Yet she believed that her body and soul were pure, untouched and untouchable. They were only for her true love, when she would find it. And she did. But not before heartbreak, humiliation, insults and snubs almost drove her to embrace death. She was…Kamal Amrohi's Pakeezah.