Photo Essay – People Like Us, GB Road

The World of GB Road

Delhi’s red light district.

[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]

The Delhi Walla has just finished writing a non-fiction book on GB Road, the city’s red light district. The hardbound edition of Nobody Can Love You More will be published by Penguin India in November 2012.

After spending four years in the area, I have concluded that despite the extraordinary nature of their profession, the women of GB Road are people like us.

By following the daily life of the denizens of one kotha (brothel), I have attempted to paint an intimate portrait of women for whom sex is work — a way to make a living.

With precise details and black & white photos, I have presented the everyday world of those who inhabit the peripheries of society.

The photos you see here are not in the book.

Sense of the place




Nobody Can Love You More


Nobody Can Love You More


Red Light


Difficult Choices


Sense of the Place




Red Light


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Photo Essay - People Like Us, GB Road


Photo Essay - People Like Us, GB Road


Photo Essay - People Like Us, GB Road


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Post Author: The Delhi Walla

4 thoughts on “Photo Essay – People Like Us, GB Road

  • Matka

    (October 11, 2012 - 10:22 AM)

    November 2012

    • The Delhi Walla

      (October 11, 2012 - 10:52 AM)

      Corrected. Thank you.

  • Sourav Roy

    (October 11, 2012 - 1:16 PM)

    Looking forward to have a look at the book. As always your posts are worth the reader’s time in gold.
    p.s.: There is a typo by the way in the last line of the first paragraph(2010).

  • Zee Ke

    (October 11, 2012 - 11:09 PM)

    bahut hi jyada ache,you are great.thanks.God bless to you and to them too 🙂

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