Prostitution in India
In India, prostitution (the exchange of sexual services for money) is not illegal, but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a br...
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Mah Laqa Bai
Mah Laqa Bai (7 April 1768 – 1824), born Chanda Bibi, and sometimes referred to as Mah Laqa Chanda, was an Indian 18th century Urdu poet, courtesan and philanthropist based in Hyderabad. In 1824, she ...
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Chandni Bar
Chandni Bar is a 2001 Hindi film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. It depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime. The film stars Tabu and Atul Kul...
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Umrao Jaan Ada
Umrao Jaan Ada (Urdu: امراؤ جان ادا‎) is an Urdu novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa (1857–1931), first published in 1899. It is considered the first Urdu novel by many and tells the story of a courte...
Tawaif
A tawaif (Urdu: طوائف) also Kanjri or Kanjari was a courtesan who catered to the nobility of India, particularly during the era of the Mughal Empire. The tawaifs excelled and contributed to music, dan...
Garstin Bastion Road, New Delhi
G.B. Road (full name Garstin Bastion Road) is a road from Ajmeri Gate to Lahori Gate in Delhi, India, parallel to the railway lines. G.B. Road is the fifth largest red-light district in Delhi, India. ...
Born into Brothels
Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is a 2004 Indian-American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district. The widely acclaimed film, writt...
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Moran Sarkar
Moran Sarkar was an Indian queen married Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab in 1802. She was a nautch girl before she became a queen. Maharaja was tied to slings by Akali Phula Singh for marrying with h...
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Kanhopatra
Kanhopatra (or Kanhupatra) was a 15th-century Marathi saint-poet, venerated by the Varkari sect of Hinduism.Little is known about Kanhopatra. According to most traditional accounts, Kanhopatra was a c...
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Begum Samru
Begum Joanna Nobilis Sombre (ca 1753–1836), popularly known as Begum Samru (Kashmiri: बेगम समरू , بیگم سمرو ) and also, as Begum Sumru, (née Farzana Zeb un-Nissa) started her career as a Nautch (d...
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Aadhiya system
The aadhiya system, is a system, most prevalent in India, where a sex worker is rented a room or apartment by a mashi or brothel keeper, usually on older retired sex worker, who charges the worker ren...
Sanlaap
Sanlaap is an Indian feminist non-governmental organization, established by Indrani Sinha in 1987 in Calcutta. Based in Calcutta, the group aims to protect the human rights of women and girls. Sanlaa...
Shivdaspur
Shivdaspur is a census town and a red light village in Varanasi in eastern Uttar Pradesh in India. It resides on periphery of Varanasi city, surrounded by Lahartara, Manduadih. Some houses serve as ch...
Sonagachi
Sonagachi is reputedly Asia's largest red-light district. Sonagachi is located in Kolkata, India. Its area contains several hundred multi-story brothels and an estimated 11,000 sex workers (2012). Son...
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Prostitution in colonial India
The practice of prostitution in colonial India was influenced by British rule dating back to the 19th century. From this century, continuing to the early 20th century, the rule of British India facil...
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Chetna
Chetna is a 1970 Bollywood action film directed by B.R. Ishara. The film stars Shatrughan Sinha, Anil Dhawan, and Rehana Sultan. The film focuses on the subject of rehabilitation of prostitutes. How...
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Prostitution in Kolkata
In Kolkata, prostitution is present in different forms. Prostitution may be brothel-based or non-brothel based as in the case of call girls. Prostitution is illegal in India, causing prostitutes to wo...
Prajwala
Prajwala is a non-governmental organization based in Hyderabad, India, devoted exclusively to eradicating forced prostitution and sex trafficking. Founded in 1996 by Dr. Sunitha Krishnan and Brother J...
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Appu (2000 film)
Appu is a Tamil film released in 2000. The movie stars Prashanth, Devayani and Prakash Raj. The film was directed by Vasanth. The music is by Deva. The film was a remake of Hindi film Sadak.
Appu...
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Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee
The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (Bengali: দুর্বার মহিলা সমন্বয় সমিতি Durbar Mohila Shômonbôe Shomiti "Unstoppable Women's Synthesis Committee") or Durbar, is a collective of 65,000 sex work...
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Kamathipura
Kamathipura (also spelled Kamthipura) (Marathi: कामाठीपुरा) is Mumbai's oldest and Asia's largest red-light district. It was first settled after 1795 with the construction of causeways that connected ...
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Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil
Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil (Malayalam: അരപ്പട്ട കെട്ടിയ ഗ്രാമത്തിൽ, English: In the Village Which Wears a Warrior's Belt) is a 1986 Malayalam film directed by P. Padmarajan, based on his own...
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