The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.02 X 7.96 X 0.81 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060740436

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About the Author

Louise Brown is an academic at Birmingham University, England, and the author of several books on Asia. She frequently returns to Lahore, Pakistan.

Reviews

"Riveting and important. Even readers who don't think they're interested in Pakistani prostitution will find themselves engrossed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Chilling and heart-warming . . . Brown has a novelist's appreciation of her surroundings and the human drama that plays out before her."--New York Times
"Brown's sketches depict a startling diversity of existence within the closed world of Heera Mandi . . . a compelling, prurient look behind the monolithic curtain of orthodoxy."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A wide-ranging look at class, gender relations and family life in a place where the ancient constantly bumps up against the modern . . . Fascinating."--Los Angeles Times
"A fascinating ethnography with Bollywood flair, even at its darkest moments."--Washington Post