ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bar Dancers, Morality and the Indian Law

The ban in Maharashtra on beer bars where women employees dance has completed five years. The prohibition is in line with colonial law that encoded the dominant morality of the colonisers and the elite. The configuration of "moral", "traditional" and "modern" stimulated by imperial morality and nationalist anxieties of the pure and pious is implicit in the very framework of Indian law.
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