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Cages

Cages

Love and Vengeance in a Red-light District

Aabid Surti
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Set at the gritty intersection of the world of prostitution in Kamathipura, the Bombay underworld and Bollywood in the 1970s, Cages is inspired by the true story of Kumud, a sex worker who dared to own her sexuality and play by her rules. A fast-paced tale of a woman who was not ashamed of her occupation, it is honest in its portrayal of the persistent cruelties-small and significant-faced by sex workers and celebrates the power they have to triumph over it.

Cages touches upon the themes of patriarchy, gendered violence, sisterhood and the validity of a woman’s sexual desires. Even fifty years after it was first written, it makes you realize that some things don’t change-as long as predatory men are around, women will have to fight to retain control over their bodies, their identities and their ability to say no.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Jan/2021

ISBN: 9780670092703

Length : 208 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Cages

Love and Vengeance in a Red-light District

Aabid Surti

Set at the gritty intersection of the world of prostitution in Kamathipura, the Bombay underworld and Bollywood in the 1970s, Cages is inspired by the true story of Kumud, a sex worker who dared to own her sexuality and play by her rules. A fast-paced tale of a woman who was not ashamed of her occupation, it is honest in its portrayal of the persistent cruelties-small and significant-faced by sex workers and celebrates the power they have to triumph over it.

Cages touches upon the themes of patriarchy, gendered violence, sisterhood and the validity of a woman’s sexual desires. Even fifty years after it was first written, it makes you realize that some things don’t change-as long as predatory men are around, women will have to fight to retain control over their bodies, their identities and their ability to say no.

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Aabid Surti

Born in Gujarat in 1935, Aabid Surti is the author of over eighty books spanning across categories like fiction, poetry, theatre, reportage and comics. He is the co-creator of Bahadur, India's first comic book superhero. His environmental activism has led him to be called a 'one-man NGO', especially when it comes to water conservation. Surti lives in Mumbai.

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