Autobiography of a sex worker
Born into a middle class family near Amballoor, Ernakulum, Nalini did not have the privilege to gain elementary education and was pulled out of school in class three. She faced sexual harassment at work multiple times. At the age of eighteen, she was thrown out of her house by her violent patriarchal father. She got married unceremoniously to a co-worker who had taken her in and lost him to cancer after the birth of her children. She was compelled to take up sex work in order to provide for her children with no support from her in-laws and conjugal family. At different stages of her life, she observed and reflected upon the violence that women are subjected to in the domestic sphere.
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Nalini Jameela - Wikipedia
They call her a prostitute; she says quite proudly that she is a sex-worker. I was born at Kalloor near Amballoor. The page book written in Malayalam with the help of the activist for the cause of sex workers, I. Gopinath, was first published in It went on into six editions and above 13, copies in a period of barely days.
Nalini Jameela 18 August is an Indian best selling author,  sex worker activist and former prostitute from Thrissur , Kerala. She worked in the fields planting and harvesting crops  until her husband died of cancer when she was aged Rosechechi arranged her first client , a senior police officer, and she met him in a guesthouse in Trissur that was frequented by politicians.
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