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.

(Mis)Reading through the Lines

(Mis)Reading through the Lines

(Mis)reading through the lines

The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956, or ITPA was enacted in 1986 in order to cork the defects and shortcomings of the previous Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act (SITA) (in Women and Girls). However, a look at most reported and unreported cases depicts a picture of faulty legislation. These drawbacks have been observed, not only in the judgements passed by Indian courts previously, but also in the everyday lives of prostitutes, victimized and ostracized under the same act formulated to protect their interests. Though initially welcomed by the sex workers’ community and human rights activists, judgements passed in related cases under the act have resulted in adding fuel to the fire of chaos and confusion that is the ...

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