30 June, 2022


Indian Village Nat Purwa: Where Prostitution Is A Tradition

For generations, one Indian village has seen widespread prostitution, with women passing on the trade to their children.

“Nat Purwa, a small village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is about a two-hour drive from the provincial capital, Lucknow. In the mornings dozens of young children wearing tattered clothes trot along its dusty streets. It is hard not to notice their big, round, undernourished bellies. The children disappear into the fields, chasing away stray cattle. Like most other villages around here, Nat Purwa suffers from abject poverty. But one element makes the village stand out from others in the area: Here, prostitution is a hereditary occupation, passed on from one generation of women to the next.” Aljazeera reports.

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