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

The Dancing Girls of Lahore by Louise  Brown
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May 11, 08

bookshelves: south-asia-south-asians, women
Read in May, 2008

I picked this up from the library mainly because I was curious to learn about a subject that I - an American-born & raised female of Pakistani origin - knew nothing about, since my relatives in Lahore are the well-off, Westernized sort who would never discuss such things with me. Despite having visited Lahore, including a visit during one of the months when the author was there, the Lahore described here is completely foreign to me. It is also both fascinating and compelling: like the author, I felt for these women and wished there were a way for them to break out of the perpetual cycle of prostitution. Definitely an eye-opener, and recommended.
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