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The 'Problem Population' of Colonial Bombay

Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay by Ashwini Tambe (University of Minnesota Press), 2009; pp XXVII + 179, price not stated.

Empowerment of Sex Workers

Empowerment of Sex Workers The Kolkata Experience SWATI GHOSH This is in response to Moni Nag

Lives of Seclusion

Perpetual Mourning: Widowhood in Rural India by Martha Alter Chen; Oxford University Press, 1999; pp 419, Rs 625

Bengali Widows of Varanasi

The pattern of marginalisation of widows in Bengal and their deportation to holy places like Varanasi and Mathura was probably a response to the crisis of patriarchy typical to Bengal in the 19th century. But while the crisis may have passed, these women continue to eke out precarious lives.

Creating New Myths

According to the mythical story the imagery of goddess Durga is a construct of the gods. At the turn of the century the cultural dimensions of the festival are being reordered by the priorities of capital.
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