Caste based prostitution in Madhya Pradesh
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Published by Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission in Bhopal .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Madhya Pradesh.


  • Prostitution -- India -- Madhya Pradesh.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMadhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2001/60523 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p.
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3975569M
LC Control Number2001293173

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This village in Uttar Pradesh is inhabited by people who were part of the Nat Caste. Prostitution, their main source of income, has been a tradition in this village of for years.   Wadia has a population of people of which odd women are believed to be involved in prostitution since pre-Independence days. The men of the families often live off the women’s income, pimping clients. The fate of girls in the village of Wadia might be on a road to transformation, but what about the countless number of women in. Gurjar or Gujjar (also transliterated as Gujar, Gojar and Goojar) is an ethnic agricultural and pastoral community of India, Pakistan, and were known as Gurjaras during the medieval times, a name which is believed to have been an ethnonym in the beginning as well as a demonym later on. Although traditionally they have been involved in agriculture (most famously, dairy and. Politics of Marriage and 'Work' in Caste-based Prostitution: A Study of the Perna community in Delhi. Madhya Pradesh have been practicing commercial sex S.C., , Indian Society, 5 th.