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The Autobiography of a Sex Worker
The Autobiography of a Sex Worker

The Autobiography of a Sex Worker

by Nalini Jameela

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English

Publisher

Westland Books

ISBN

9788189975111 - Year: 2011 - Pages: 179

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Paperback

Nalini Jameela

Author: Nalini Jameela
Foreword/Introductio: J. Deika
Publisher: Westland Books
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 179
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189975111

Description

"Sex worker are free in four respects. We don't have to cook for a husband; we don't have to wash his dirty clothes; we don't have to ask for his permission to raise our kids as we deem fit; we don't have to run after a husband claiming rights to his property."

Fiery, outspoken and often wickedly funny, this candid account of one woman's life as a sex worker in Kerala became a bestseller when it was first published in Malayalam. Nalini Jameela, who takes her name from both Hindu and Muslim traditions, worked as a child in the clay mines. She has been a wife, mother, successful business-woman and social activist - as well as a sex worker - at different stages of her life. This Nalini Jameela's story, told in her inimitably honest and down-to-earth style, of her search for dignity, empowerment and freedom on her own terms.

Contents

Introduction: I Try Out Writing...

Translator’s Foreword:
Nalini Jameela Writes Her Story...

CHAPTER ONE:
Studies
Home
In the clay mine
Ittamash
She’s from a Big House
Dakkan Toffees
Wedding


CHAPTER TWO:
A New Job
The Man in the Gold-Bordered Dhoti
Accidents
The Company house
A Mental Patient
The Raid and the Sari
Viswanthan’s Study Classes
At Mangalore
The Sayipp’s Ring


CHAPTER THREE:
Married, Again
Haram-harath?
Back to Thrissur
The Marriage that Lasted
My Daughter’s Education
Radat Ooty
Veerappan’s Lion
On the Streets with My daughter
In the Medical College
Sex Worker, Again


CHAPTER FOUR:
Trade Union
My first Public Speech
Right in front of Death
Ammu
Women Friends
Prison
Jayahree
The Journey to Thailand
Paulson Rafael and Maitreyan
Sujata and Raj Thomas
My Daughter’s Wedding
In the Bangladesh Colony


CHAPTER FIVE:
The Girl Who Welcomed AKG
Mother
Satyan’s Dead!
Whose Bangle?
Nalini, Jameela
Media Ties


CHAPTER SIX:
Rehabilitation
Buy Sex?
Quivering Cars
Money


CHAPTER SEVEN:
Men, Now and Then
Afterword

Memory, Alive and Clear:
An Interview with Nalini Jameela

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