Prostitution and Beyond is an edited volume that discusses a spectrum of issues that are pertinent to sex workers in India. These issues have been dealt with on various research platforms before. By collectively presenting these diverse research conclusions, this volume explores the broader interconnectivity of issues that affect women in prostitution. Its objective is to reach a wider audience consisting of both women who are initiated, and those as yet uninitiated into prostitution. This volume takes on the responsibility of countering the negativity that has come to be indelibly associated with any mention of sex workers. This is reflected in the construction of the sections and the choice of papers, group discussions, interviews and commentaries included in this volume. Throughout its four sections of feminist discourse, ethnographic studies, socio-economic legal-health frameworks and cultural reflections, this book draws on the experiences of academicians, activists, researchers and scholars with varied backgrounds.

The Legal Framework of Prostitution in India

The Legal Framework of Prostitution in India

The legal framework of prostitution in India
ManojWad and SharayuJadhav

This paper presents the legal framework that governs and controls the various aspects of sex work in India. It begins with a brief historical note tracing the evolution of the Act, and goes on to put forth the basic legal framework as it exists today.

A Historical Background: Origins of the Current Framework

Prior to the British rule in India, the rulers of provinces, or the princely states as existent then, would administer justice; in extreme circumstances, a judge appointed by the king would administer it. During the early period of the British rule, justice started to be administered by the zamindars. In Bengal and Madras, Mohammedan criminal law was in force, ...

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