Review of Women's Studies, Vol 10, No 1-2 (2000)

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Women Working as Traditional Prostitutes in Pakistan

Fouzia Saeed


This is the product of an ethnographic study on the women working in prostitution in a traditional set-up in Shahi Mohallah, the most famous prostitution district in Pakistan, a certain district in the city of Lahore. Hardly any scientific study has been done on these women, and this study provides some basic information about them: their workplace, training for the job, work-related categories, articulation of self-image, aspirations, and plans for old age.

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