Book Reviews of The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District (P.S.)

The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District (P.S.)
The Dancing Girls of Lahore Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District - P.S.
Author: Louise Brown
ISBN-13: 9780060740436
ISBN-10: 0060740434
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 336
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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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.