Courtesans are portrayed as beautiful, voluptuous, sensual women immersed in luxuries. They are the ‘other’ women with loose morals and great social etiquette. Society had set a different social and moral conduct for them hence they could enjoy little more … Continue reading Feminist Courtesan of Venice
Whenever I hear the word ‘tawaif,’ an image of beautiful women bedecked with jewels comes to my mind. Maybe Hindi film industry has too much on my impressionable mind. Hindi films like Umrao Jaan, Amar Prem, Devdas, and Pakeezah celebrated … Continue reading Where did all the Tawaifs go?
Orange County is known as a magical land of Disneyland for having fun, frolic and for making merry. Surprisingly or somewhat unsurprisingly, it is also a big and lucrative market for sex trafficking and prostitution that happens under the garb … Continue reading Sex and the County