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

The Dancing Girls of Lahore : Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Ancient Pleasure District
The Dancing Girls of Lahore Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Ancient Pleasure District
Author: Louise Brown
ISBN-13: 9780060740429
ISBN-10: 0060740426
Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book was educational and moving. I loved it and could barely put it down. The book tells the story of the pleasure district of Lahore, Pakistan. The author becomes friends with Maha and her daughters over a period of years. Maha, a former prostitute, survives the only way she can. When she is no longer young enough and thin enough to earn money her daughters support the family. While it is unthinkable for me, in the Midwest, to see a mom pimping her daughters out, it is a way of life for Maha and her family. It isn't a choice, it's just the way things are. The author also makes friends with different transvestite prostitutes as well. This book shows the human spirit, the good and the bad, in Lahore.
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This book is really heartbreaking. It's is similar to a journal, written during Brown's visits to Lahore, Pakistan. It tells some of daily life of several specific "dancing girls." It's a raw look at the horrifying reality of these women's lives. If you want to open your mind to be aware of other countries, cultures, and struggles of women, read this book. But also prepare to be disturbed.
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I could not get into the book at all and did not finish it
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Came in and out on this book
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Very interesting story.