Taboo: The Hidden Culture of Red Light Area

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  • Taboo: The Hidden Culture of Red Light Area
  • Fouzia Saeed
  • 02 June 2019
  • 0195797965

About the Author: Fouzia Saeed

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10 thoughts on “Taboo: The Hidden Culture of Red Light Area

  1. Anum says:

    This an intriguing book detailing a woman s view of the Red Light District of Lahore It is literally like look into a test tube from the outside as the many secrets and cultures of the notorious neighbourhood in Lahore.We are taken on a journey through a real life distopia, where women rule and men obey, women are the sellers and men are the buyers, but still it is sad to see that even here it comes out too clear for our liking that women are being oppressed It is a haunting account of the liv This an intriguing book detailing a woman s view of the Red Light District of Lahore It is literally like look into a test tube from the outside as the many secrets and cultures of the notorious neighbourhood in Lahore.We are taken on a journey through a real life distopia, where women rule and men obey, women are the sellers and men are the buyers, but still it is sad to see that even here it comes out too clear for our liking that women are being oppressed It is a haunting account of the lives of the women who live in the Shahi Mohala and how their culture is still part of ours

  2. sara says:

    decent bookdancing girls of lahore was better..good researchwritten from a completely feminist perspective..so don t completely agree w the author s theorieseasy read, but redundant at parts haha having gone through a women n gender studies program..i think i need to revise my review..as now i mcomfortable w the term feminist..and i dont recall why i wrote thatreread the book

  3. Christine says:

    Saeed s book is really a study of the Red Light District of Lahore, Pakistan It is a story about a group of people who should not exist under the law of the land, and whose way of life is threaten and changed by those same laws Traditionally, prostitution and singing dancing were linked in Pakistan according to Saeed but over time the women in the district realize that it isn t the traditional songs and dancing that attract the men, and traditional music gives way to Bollywood hits Furthe Saeed s book is really a study of the Red Light District of Lahore, Pakistan It is a story about a group of people who should not exist under the law of the land, and whose way of life is threaten and changed by those same laws Traditionally, prostitution and singing dancing were linked in Pakistan according to Saeed but over time the women in the district realize that it isn t the traditional songs and dancing that attract the men, and traditional music gives way to Bollywood hits Further, the power structure shifts In the District, a girl ishighly prized because she will be able to continue the family tradition i.e prostitution This is because the musicians are men from another family line caste than prostitutes What Saeed reveals is how both prostitution and traditional role of women is constricting and dehumanizing If you are interested in the debate over legalization of prostitution, you should read this book

  4. Hasan says:

    Taboo is one of a kind for me in that it s the only book that I have read on this topic so far Fouzia Saeed has managed to reproduce her interaction with the people living in the Shahi Mohalla without bias or judgement indeed, at times it seems morally bland This however, is a reason to celebrate this book The book comprises of the author s interactions with the people in the Shahi Mohalla and it does lead to a better understanding of the sub culture that once prevailed in that place That m Taboo is one of a kind for me in that it s the only book that I have read on this topic so far Fouzia Saeed has managed to reproduce her interaction with the people living in the Shahi Mohalla without bias or judgement indeed, at times it seems morally bland This however, is a reason to celebrate this book The book comprises of the author s interactions with the people in the Shahi Mohalla and it does lead to a better understanding of the sub culture that once prevailed in that place That music and dancing were intricately linked with this business in that community had entered my consciousness but I had never paid serious attention to it There are a few heart wrenching stories within these pages Cruelty, that man is only too happy to visit upon another being figures Our political masters and the Police, that promote prostitution on the hand, and condemn it on the other are discussed However, most of the book tells the stories of the people from the Shahi Mohalla the author formed a relationship with Perhapsthan anything else, I have found this book interesting for it lays bare the double standards that Pakistanis are prone to apply when it comes to the two sexes We use different rulers, different weights to judge the gravity of an action It seems as if women are usually the extension of a male s social portfolio, belonging to him in some sense One can accuse me of exaggeration on this account but there is a degree of truth in that statement but it confirms what I have observed and found absurd in the past Must I lament the needless misery that is to be fate of so many in this sick society I must

  5. RachelAnne says:

    The subject matter is rich and fascinating, but I found the author s handling of her material a little disappointing While I understand that she was trying for an informal tone, I would have appreciated a bitexposition upfront about the social structure of the Mohalla Also, there were several passages where polemic is disguised as a long conversation in which everyone agrees with one another.

  6. Ayesha U says:

    I liked Taboo The Hidden Culture of Red Light Area because the author spent several hours talking, interviewing and researching in the red light area of Lahore for this book.This book gave me an idea about how tough, ugly and unpredictable life was for those involved in this trade The author also humanizes the story of some of the women she interacted with What I gathered from that book was that majority of women wanted to have a normal life, married and raising children of their own but thei I liked Taboo The Hidden Culture of Red Light Area because the author spent several hours talking, interviewing and researching in the red light area of Lahore for this book.This book gave me an idea about how tough, ugly and unpredictable life was for those involved in this trade The author also humanizes the story of some of the women she interacted with What I gathered from that book was that majority of women wanted to have a normal life, married and raising children of their own but their past would always come to haunt them Basically, once in this trade, there was no escape for them It is a poignant read and the reader feel sympathetic for these women instead of hating them for their job

  7. Hammad says:

    A good and thorough research into a topic avoided by the civilised people of the society because perhaps it would expose them and their hypocrisy Music dance and sex is and will always be part of our culture trying to pretend otherwise is hypocrisy Lahore s red light area has produced some phenomenal artists and it deserves respect and protection Brave study by a brave intellectual Thank you

  8. Paras Abbasi says:

    Taboo is thorough, well researched and backed by facts and history In addition, it not only provides insights to the lifestyle of residents of Shahi Muhalla but also narrates the stories of several prostitutes, their dreams, aspirations and the bonds Fouzia develops with the residents along with time, thus keeping you engaged till the very end.Read full review here Taboo is thorough, well researched and backed by facts and history In addition, it not only provides insights to the lifestyle of residents of Shahi Muhalla but also narrates the stories of several prostitutes, their dreams, aspirations and the bonds Fouzia develops with the residents along with time, thus keeping you engaged till the very end.Read full review here

  9. Rshaikh says:

    A book based on a Socioligists time spent in the Red Light District in Pakistan The culture the tradition and the cruelties imposed on women who are prostitutes The societies that look the other way from such atrocities being committed being the same that frequent the area and make it profitable A real look at prostitution in Pakistan and in South Asia overall

  10. Mehvish says:

    Brilliant book