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Dangerous Outcast : The Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Bengal, Paperback / softback Book

Dangerous Outcast : The Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Bengal Paperback / softback

Part of the India List series


Dangerous Outcast traces prostitution in Bengal from precolonial times through the arrival of the British, examining how the profession was reordered to suit British desires.

Drawing on nineteenth-century popular and folk culture, Sumanta Banerjee also makes impressive use of both standard archival records and a surprisingly substantial body of writing by prostitutes themselves, including voices often cast out of the historical record.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780857426154



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