The Resource Town of love, Anne Ch. Ostby ; translated by Marie Ostby ; afterword by Ruchira Gupta, (electronic resource)

Town of love, Anne Ch. Ostby ; translated by Marie Ostby ; afterword by Ruchira Gupta, (electronic resource)

Label
Town of love
Title
Town of love
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Anne Ch. Ostby ; translated by Marie Ostby ; afterword by Ruchira Gupta
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Language
eng
Summary
With insight and brutal honesty, this book paints a vivid picture of some of the world's most vulnerable women and children. Called women of love, very young girls make up a workforce tasked with feeding their families by offering their bodies up for sale. It is a tradition practiced for centuries by the poorest families who live by sending their daughters, sisters, and wives into sex trafficking. Baby girls are welcome arrivals in these towns of loveeveryone knows that one day they will be the breadwinners, despite being untouchable and despised by Indian society. Tamanna dares to break free of this legacy of prostitution, even though it also means being shunned by her entire family. As a 19-year-old she runs away, an action which costs her dearly: she is forced to leave her five-year-old daughter Rupa behind with Jabbar, in the house with the big gleaming knife. Eight years later, Tamanna knows that time is running out for Rupa, and she demands help, both from the police and from the underfunded aid organization Pukaar, forcing them to consider whether they can look a mother in the face and argue that saving her daughter isn't worth risking everything
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E7B
Dewey number
  • 813
  • 839
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8952.25.O88
LC item number
T69 2013eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
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Target audience
adult
Town of love, Anne Ch. Ostby ; translated by Marie Ostby ; afterword by Ruchira Gupta, (electronic resource)
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Town of love, Anne Ch. Ostby ; translated by Marie Ostby ; afterword by Ruchira Gupta, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861536942
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Extent
1 online resource (286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781742198484
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portrait.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f861536942
  • (CaAE) f861536942

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