Whore or Harem?

by Ranbir Singh   “An unmarried slave woman was at the disposal of her owner.” Bernard Lewis (1995), The Middle East, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1995, p.209 “Muslim prostitutes were numerous in northern India ranging from the inmate of a brothel to the wealthy courtesan, who earned a high fee for her singing and occupied […]

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