Originally written by Nalini Jameela, this book is translated into Kannada by K. Narayanaswamy
“Sex workers are free in four respects. We don’t have to cook for a husband; we don’t have to wash his dirty clothes; we don’t have to ask for his permission to rise our kids as we deem fit; we don’t have to run after a husband claiming rights to his property.”
Fiery, outspoken and often wickedly funny, this candid account of one woman’s life as a sex worker in Kerala became a bestseller when it was first published in Malayalam.
This is Nalini Jameela’s story, told in her inimitably honest and down-to-earth style, of her search for dignity, empowerment and freedom on her own terms. Jameela has made two short films portraying the life of sex workers.
Translated by K Narayanaswamy M.A,Retired Joint Director (Edu.)