Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Delhi's Red Light District
The sex workers of Kotha no. 300 raise their children, cook for their lovers, visti temples, shrines and mosques, complain about pimps and kotha owners, listen to film songs, and solicit and entertain customers. By following the daily lives of the denizens of one kotha, Mayank Austen Soofi paints an intimate portrait of women for whom sex is work - a way to make a living. With precise details and haunting photographs, Soofi delicately and carefully etches the everyday world of those who inhabit the peripheries of society.
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I have just finished fourty pages because everytime i pick this book to read i re start it. I can feel the images in front of me, it is described so well. The Place where Sushma lives, when she asks Soofi to put Mehndi and chai patti paste in his hair, when Soofi offers kashmiri shawl to Sushma everything is just so visible. It doesn't feel like i am reading it, it feels like i am living it through Soofi's eyes. :-)
A must read !!