sex workers

The White Swan

Kaveree Bamzai

The film Gangubai Kathiawadi wants to valorise sex workers on the margins of society but its morality is confused

Sex Workers: Green Light Area

With masks, hand sanitisers and new social-distancing norms, sex workers are resuming business across India

Hope and Heartbreak

A compelling account of India’s battle against HIV

Whores and Lovers

They might sell their bodies daily to men, but they also have tortured relationships with steady partners

The Difficulty of Being Invisible

Mayank Austen Soofi has a very instrusive presence on the pages of his book on the lives of Delhi’s sex workers

Sex Work and the City

In Chennai, husbands don’t know their wives are sex workers, finds an unusual survey

The Sex Worker as Storyteller

Nalini Jameela has already written a bestselling autobiography of her life in this shadowy industry. With her second book, due soon, she shares her insights not only into the behaviour of men, but also the art of storytelling as honed by her professional skills

A Happy Spam Story

A novel take on phone spam could improve the lives of sex workers in Bangalore

Red Light Banking

A financial institution that helps sex workers save money is in danger of shutting down


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