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Sonagachi – Calcutta’s largest brothel


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The Hindu Business Line : Hope comes to Sonagachi


4 Jun 2004 ... The success stories scripted by the gritty women of Sonagachi to keep AIDS at bay have turned this infamous `pleasure' zone of Kolkata into ...
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The RED LIGHTS of SONAGACHI - page 1


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Sonagachi Project - India | The Communication Initiative Network


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A scene in Sonagachi, 2005

Sonagachi, translated as Golden Tree, is the largest red-light district in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. It is an area with several hundred multi-story brothels and some 10,000 sex workers. [1] Sonagachi is located in North-Kolkata at 22°35′15″N 88°21′35″E / 22.5875, 88.35972, near the intersection of Chittaranjan Avenue Sova Bazar and Beadon Street, just north of the Marble Palace.







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[edit] History


The area was used by the Bengali Babus for maintaining concubines and mistresses in the 1700s and 1800s. Several mansions in this district have their roots in history in the early days of British Raj. Legends say that even the famous courtesans and patrons of Paris knew of the fame of the Golden district of Kolkata.



[edit] Rehabilitation


Today, several NGOs and government organizations operate here for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases [STD] including AIDS. The book Guilty Without Trial by the founders of the NGO Sanlaap based much of their research into human trafficking in India on this area.





Sonagachi 2005

The Sonagachi project is a prostitute's cooperative that operates in the area and empowers sex workers to insist on condom use and to stand up against abuse. It was founded by public health scientist Smarajit Jana in 1992 but is now largely run by the prostitutes themselves. It is credited with keeping the HIV infection rate among the prostitutes at 5 per cent, much lower than in other Indian red-light districts, and has been called a best practices model by the UN AIDS programme. [2] The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) runs the Sonagachi project and several similar projects in West Bengal, organizing some 65,000 prostitutes and their children. The organization lobbies for the recognition of sex workers' rights and full legalization, runs literacy and vocational programs, and provides micro loans.[3] "Durbar" means unstoppable in Bengali. The DMSC hosted India's first national convention of sex workers on November 14th, 1997 in Kolkata, entitled 'Sex Work is Real Work: We Demand Workers Rights'.[4]



[edit] Popular culture





Sonagachi, 2005

The documentary Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids won the Oscar for best documentary feature in the year 2005. It depicts the lives of children born to prostitutes in Sonagachi.



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  1. ^ Girl-trafficking hampers Aids fight BBC news. 30 November, 2004
  2. ^ "The Prostitutes' Union", Scientific American, April 1, 2006
  3. ^ durbar.org, home page of the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee sex....................
  4. ^ Sex work is real work: We demand workers rights, announcement of the 1997 sex worker convention


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IGNOU starts study centre at Sonagachi, over 30 apply - Express India


25 Feb 2008 ... Kolkata, February 24 Soma Sen, a sex worker in Sonagachi, is eagerly awaiting the study material for her Bachelors Preparatory Programme ...
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HIV/AIDS IN INDIA: Sonagachi Sex Workers Stymie HIV -- Cohen 304 ...


It seems like a perfectly unremarkable sight, except for one detail: The women are sex workers from the city's Sonagachi red-light district. ...
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Sonagachi on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Not surprisingly, the prostitutes never allowed me to shoot their faces, however inconspicuosly i went.
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The Sun Shines & The Igloo Melts: Sonagachi, Kolkata


1 Nov 2005 ... Sonagachi, Kolkata. Another shot I took from the taxi as we drove through Kolkata's red light district. posted by Jon on 4:27 PM ...
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Sudipto Chattopadhyay shot real puja for 'Sonagachi' - AOL India ...


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Bringing Ma Durga to Sonagachi by Soma Mitra


19 Oct 2008 ... The Goddess Durga is on her annual sojourn to her earthly abode. For Bengalis, her arrival brings joy and festivities.
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MediaRights: Film: The Kids of Sonagachi, Inside Calcutta's Red ...


The Kids of Sonagachi is a documentary following nine children of prostitutes who live in Calcutta's notorious red light district. ...
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Sudipto shot the real pooja for SONAGACHI


11 Nov 2008 ... Director Sudipto Chattopadhyay shot a Durga pooja scene of his film Songachi in actual crowded locales of Kolkatta. Sonagachi, produced ...
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DNA - After Hrs - Chattopadhyay shot real puja for 'Sonagachi ...


12 Nov 2008 ... Sudipto Chattopadhyay shot a scene at an actual Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata to bring a sense of authenticity to his forthcoming film.
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THE SONAGACHI PROJECT: A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY INTERVENTION PROGRAM


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Hope and Dignity in Sonagachi at yazadjal.com


6 Nov 2004 ... Shot largely in Calcutta’s red light area of Sonagachi, it is a collage of stories of the sex workers struggle for their right to livelihood ...
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Maps of Sonagachi


Detailed, interactive and static maps of Sonagachi and satellite images for Sonagachi. Maps of Sonagachi.
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[Reader-list] film on sonagachi wins oscar


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Child Sex Workers Of Sonagachi - Wheres our Conscience : Child Sex ...


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Beauty and the Brothel: Prostitutes and AIDS in India

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Over 7000 women and girls work as prostitutes in Sonagachi, Calcutta’s largest red-light district. Often forced into the trade by poverty, abandonment or ...
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Evidence for the efficacy of the Sonagachi project in improving ...


Background: The Sonagachi Project is a W. H. O. model STD/HIV prevention program for sex workers based in Kolkata, India. This multi-pronged intervention ...
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India News :: Sudipto Chattopadhyay shot real puja for 'Sonagachi'


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Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta | Sonagachi | Red Light Area | Sudipto ...


29 Sep 2008 ... Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who is known for producing off-beat and dark films, is making a film called Sonagachi which is based on the infamous ...
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'Sonagachi', produced by Sanjay Gupta's White Feather Films, stars actresses like Indrani Haldar and Rupa Ganguly. Email Story; IM Story; Printable View ...
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Movie Blog » Sanjay Gupta to make a film on “Sonagachi”


26 Sep 2008 ... Sanjay Gupta to make a film on “Sonagachi” One of the infamous areas of Kolkatta is red light area Sonagachi and the movie maker Sanjay ...
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Sonagachi is on Kolkata's infamous red-light area


25 Sep 2008 ... Sanjay Gupta is known for his off-beat, dark and different films. Now the filmmaker, who has made films like Kaante, Zinda, Musafir etc., ...
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Image:Sonagachi jon gresham 1.jpg - Wikimedia Commons


English: A scene in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district, 2005. 中文: 印度加爾各答索納加奇(Sonagachi)2005年一景。索納加奇是一紅燈區。 ...
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Sanjay Gupta to make a film on “Sonagachi” | Movie News


Sanjay Gupta to make a film on “Sonagachi” One of the infamous areas of Kolkatta is red light area Sonagachi and the movie maker Sanjay Gupta is.
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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Sonagachi


Sonagachi, translated as Golden Tree, is the largest red-light district in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. It is an area with several hundred multi-story ...
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Sudipto shot the real pooja for SONAGACHI


Director Sudipto Chattopadhyay shot a Durga pooja scene of his film Songachi in actual crowded locales of Kolkatta. Sonagachi, produced by White Feather ...
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Sonagachi’s HIV clinic impresses UK minister-Kolkata -Cities-The ...


kolkata: this one visit made all the difference to sonagachi’s morale. ben bradshaw, the british foreign office minister, was all praise for the clinic set ...
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Re: film on sonagachi wins oscar: msg#00011


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Sonagachi - Facts, Encyclopedia Article, and Discussion Forum


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Community Tool Box - WORKSTATION - DMSC Sonagachi Project


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Not helpless victims of fate


AT first glance, Sonagachi is all that one might imagine it to be - dilapidated houses, dark, dingy alleys, pimps and provocatively dressed sex workers ...
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Sonagachi Sex Workers Stymie HIV


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12 Years Celebration of Sonagachi Project


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Sonagachi Project - India | The Communication Initiative Network


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DEAD ZONES: Fighting Back in India.; Calcutta's Prostitutes Lead ...


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