Bans & Bar Girls: Performing Caste In Mumbai's Dance Bars
- Author: Saheena Dalwai
- Publisher: IPD
- ISBN: 9789385606243
This book analyses the reasons for the ban on bar girls in Maharashtra. It introduces the radical concept of caste capital to examine the process that led to the ban, the opposition to it, and the legal arguments for and against it. It analyses the implications of all these on caste and gender dynamics, and on the power play that sought to reinforce the caste and social status quo, via legislation.