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Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay

By: Ashwini Tambe

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034012

ISBN: 8189884425

Condition: New


"This remarkable study focuses on the relationship between forms of prostitution, discourses on law making, and law enforcement practices. Across the 19th and early 20th centuries, the colonial government in Bombay city formulated laws on prostitution that were enormously repetitive. Activities such as soliciting men, pimping and procuring women and girls for prostitution were banned in identical ways in multiple eras. Across the same hundred years, commercial sex grew vast in scale, and Bombay became a node in a transnational sex trade circuit. This book argues that while the expansion o... View more info