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Codes of misconduct : regulating prostitution in late colonial Bombay

Author: Ashwini Tambe
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, legislators in Bombay passed a series of repetitive laws seeking to control prostitution. During the same time, Bombay's sex industry grew vast in scale. Ashwini Tambe explores why these remarkably similar laws failed to achieve their goal and questions the actual purpose of such lawmaking. Against the backdrop of the industrial growth of Bombay, Codes of Misconduct  Read more...
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Tambe, Ashwini.
Codes of misconduct.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008053779
(OCoLC)286478205
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ashwini Tambe
ISBN: 9780816667956 0816667950
OCLC Number: 527737441
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 179 pages) : map
Contents: Introduction: prostitution and the law in Bombay --
The colonial state, law, and sexuality --
A failed experiment? The Contagious Diseases Acts in Bombay --
Racial stratification and the discourse of trafficking --
Akootai's death: subaltern Indian brothel workers --
Abolition and nationalism --
Conclusion: the failed promise of laws: contemporary reflections.
Responsibility: Ashwini Tambe.

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