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Published: 01 June 2013

0 Pages | 1 Map, 77 photographs

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199062799

Bookseller Code (06)


The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area, with an additional Epilogue

Second Edition

Fouzia Saeed

The Islamic injunction against extramarital sex adds to the complexities that prostitution has brought to Pakistani society. The Shahi Mohalla or Royal Locality is the most infamous flesh market of Pakistan which has existed through the centuries. In the process it has left an indelible impression on not only the social consciousness of Pakistan, but also on many arts like dancing and singing. This is a scholarly, yet sympathetic, analysis of an area no one admits to have visited, and which nevertheless flourishes under the eyes of the guardians of law and public morality.

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