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Author Faleiro, Sonia.

Title Beautiful thing : inside the secret world of Bombay's dance bars / Sonia Faleiro.

Publication Info. New York : Black Cat, [2012]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  792.7092 FAL    AVAILABLE
Description 225 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Original Version Reprint. Orginally published: New Delhi : Hamish Hamilton, 2010. 9780670084050.
Contents January 2005. 'Challenge me. Any man, any time' ; 'Manohar wanted me to start modelling; he said I was bootiful' ; 'A bar dancer's game is to rob, to fool a kustomer; ; 'I want a good break, yaar. No cut-piece, sidey role for me' ; 'To be held, even in the arms of a thief, is worth something' ; 'I too love you, Janu!' ; 'I'm going to skin your flesh and throw it to the dogs!' ; 'The luckiest girl in the world' ; 'If I fall, who will accept my outstretched hand?' ; 'I sell watermelons. Watermelons and watches' -- September 2005. 'Now that you're unemployed, how do you feel?' ; 'Everyone drinks! Everyone beats!' ; 'If anything happens, run like Sita should have run from Ravan!' ; 'They showed me. They showed me all night' ; 'Move on. Stay away. Leave me alone' ; 'Once these randis come upstairs, their chamri is mine' ; 'Tell me, do you see it?'.
Subject Women dancers -- India -- Bombay -- Biography.
Sex-oriented businesses -- India -- Bombay.
Women -- India -- Bombay -- Social conditions.
Journalists -- India -- Biography.
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- India -- Bombay.
ISBN 9780802170927

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