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By Shanoor Seervai

Whilst Shanoor Seervai first visits Mumbai's red-light district as a tender volunteer, she is shaken by way of the violence and depression that ladies there suffer on a daily basis. Years later, now a newspaper reporter, she returns to achieve a deeper figuring out of the lives of intercourse workers.

Daughters of the purple gentle is a searing examine the poverty, injustice and stigma that hold whole households from escaping India's infamous intercourse undefined. Seervai takes readers to Mumbai’s grittiest alleyways to find the tales of those girls and women. As she unravels the brutal net entangling them, she reveals an unforeseen explanation for desire.

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Built into this system were various corporate, group-based and social interests, which by no means promoted national unity in the young Kazakhstan nation in the process of its formation. The main external issue was expressed primarily in the fact that the overwhelming part of the so-called Russian-speaking population was accustomed to living not in Kazakhstan but in the USSR. Therefore, it was natural that after the fall of the empire their sympathies shifted automatically to Russia. qxp 6/30/09 6:29 PM Page 26 The Kazakhs German population voted with their feet: the first half of the 1990s saw mass emigration of the Germans of Kazakhstan to Germany, which had a considerable downward impact on the economy.

However,this was often a choice of the lesser of two evils; between the bad and the very bad. In the geopolitical, economic and political chaos of the early 1990s the logic of survival and the striving to preserve stability pushed Kazakhstan to create a behavioural model which would help it to emerge unscathed from the difficult situations into which it had been driven by geopolitics and the contradictory interests of the big players. Kazakhstan was generally successful in finding common ground with different powers and, more or less, it kept itself on a par, even in the face of an obvious inequality in political power.

In 1998, Kazakhstan and Russia achieved a breakthrough in delimiting their sections of the Caspian Shelf, which heralded the start of a genuine process of the delimitation of the sea and the resources found beneath it. It is true that Iran was removed from the equation, but this became more a problem for Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, which Moscow and Astana gave the opportunity to sort out with Tehran themselves. Moreover, after reaching agreement with Russia, Kazakhstan found its hands were not tied in terms of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project.

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