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.

Ethnographic Profile of Female Sex Workers of Dharwad, Karnataka

Ethnographic Profile of Female Sex Workers of Dharwad, Karnataka

Ethnographic profile of female sex workers of Dharwad, Karnataka
AmbujaKowlgi and VijayKumarHugar

Dharwad district is situated in the northern part of Karnataka state. A place with a dry climate, Dharwad has been the district head quarters from the time of the British rule and is described as a place for retired people and students. It is known as an educational centre since pre-independence era and has a serene quality to it. The pre-independence feel still lingers in the place with its buildings and roads lined with trees, which are more than 100 years old.

Because of the presence of numerous educational institutions, students from different parts of Karnataka and other parts of India are drawn to Dharwad. In contrast, ...

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