Diversity in Sex Work in India: Challenging Stereotypes Regarding Sex Workers

  title={Diversity in Sex Work in India: Challenging Stereotypes Regarding Sex Workers},
  author={Sameena Azhar and Satarupa Dasgupta and Sunny Sinha and Sharvari Karandikar},
  journal={Sexuality \& Culture},
Sex work is often characterized by images of coercion, poverty, destitution and lack of agency, but research indicates that sex work in India is more diverse than these popular representations. Moving beyond inaccurate tropes of sex workers as solely being oppressed victims, this paper aims to shed light on the diversity of sex work in India by sharing themes found across four studies conducted in three different urban areas of India: Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Our research highlights that… 
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