Dangerous Outcast

The Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Sumanta Banerjee

Dangerous Outcast

Sumanta Banerjee

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256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780857426154 Will Publish January 2019 World sales rights except India
Dangerous Outcast traces prostitution in Bengal from precolonial times through the arrival of the British, examining how the profession was reordered to suit British desires. Drawing on nineteenth-century popular and folk culture, Sumanta Banerjee also makes impressive use of both standard archival records and a surprisingly substantial body of writing by prostitutes themselves, including voices often cast out of the historical record.
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