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Title: The Queens' Daughters: Prostitutes as an Outcast Group in Colonial India
Authors: Chatterjee, Ratnabali
Keywords: Women
Prostitution
Colonialism
India
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute. Department of Social Science and Development
Series/Report no.: CMI Report
R 1992: 8
Abstract: The report historically traces the social construction of the Indian prostitute, which misrepresented and degraded the imagery of an accomplished courtesan and artistic entertainer to the degraded western image of a prostitute. The first part deals with the methods and motivations of the colonial government in construing Indian prostitutes as a separate and distinct group. The second part analyses the reactions and effects the colonial discourse had on indigenous elites, and ends with a presentation of the imagery surrounding the Indian prostitute in Bengali popular literature of the time.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/380
ISSN: 0803-0030
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