The author deliberates the nuances of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Saawariya', a cinematic classic that just completed 15 years of release earlier this month.
Tag: sex work
Sex Workers Need to be Seen as Labour, Not Victims
The re-conceptualisation of sex work as a form of sexual labour will increase sex workers’ accessibility to resources, mobilise them for representation and participation, and challenge social exclusion.
Unlearning and Relearning: A Visit To Kolkata’s Largest Red Light Area
Not every sex worker is forced into the service, many pursue it by choice but the state fails to acknowledge their rights.
The Anti-Trafficking Bill Will Make Sex Workers Less Safe
If India really wants to stop sex trafficking, legislators might consider asking sex workers in Kolkata how they keep the Sonagachi red light district safe and exploitation-free.