Taboo!: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area

Taboo!: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area

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Taboo!: The Hidden
Culture of a Red Light Area
is a journey of discovery into the infamous red-light district of Lahore, Pakistan, known as the Shahi Mohalla (the
Royal Bazaar) or Heera Mandi (the market of diamonds). The phenomenon of prostitution coupled with music and dance performances has ancient roots in South Asia. Regardless of the stigma attached to prostitution,
it has for centuries given rise to many well-known performing artists. Here author Fouzia Saeed paints a more realistic picture of the phenomenon through the stories of the people living there: the musicians, the prostitutes, and their pimps, managers, and customers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483007403
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)

About the Author

Fouzia Saeed earned a PhD in education from the University of Minnesota and has spent the past twelve years in positions related to the task of engendering social change in
Pakistan, with organizations such as the National Institute of Folk and
Traditional Heritage, Aga Khan Foundation, and the United Nations Development Program, Pakistan. She was a founder of the first private organization in Pakistan providing direct services to women in psychological crises, especially those related to rape and domestic violence.

Table of Contents

1. Shifting the focus
2. Shahi Mohalla during the day and night
3. A Ph.D. girl in the Red Light Area
4. My first contact in the Mohalla
5. An alternate road into the Shahi Mohalla: The musicians
6. The stories begin
7. The unbreakable link of oil and water
8. Meeting the greatest pimp of our times
9. New year's eve
10. Choices
11. Three dancers
12. Pami's family
13. In the baithak
14. The academy of performing arts
15. A visit to the film studios
16. Entangled relationships
17. Meeting Laila's father
18. Laila's real mother
19. More about men
20. Kotha and kothi khanas
21. Laila's marriage
22. Nargis is better off not marrying
23. Shattered dreams
24. Moving into the Mohalla
25. Miti khanian
26. A visit to Pami's house
27. Rat jaga
28. Razia and Soni
29. Down memory lane
30. On her way to becoming a naika
31. The only option for survival
32. Searching for clues
33. The real reasons: Conversation with Chanda and Faiza
Epilogue 2010

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