Photo Essay – People Like Us, 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