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Chaste Wives and Prostitute Sisters: Patriarchy and Prostitution Among the Bedias of India

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This book is an anthropological study of the unusual coincidence of prostitution and patriarchy among an extremely marginalized group in north India, the Bedias, who are also a de-notified community.

It is the first detailed account of the implications of a systematic practice of familial prostitution on the kinship structures and marriage practices of a community. This sta
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Hardcover, 251 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Routledge (first published June 5th 2007)
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