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Sonal Kantaria

Arati, 17 years old, Bangladesh. She was forced to cross the Sunderbans by foot, raped by border police & sold to a brothel in Pune, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


Asha. Trafficked, then rescued. Returned to prostitution to provide for her family, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


Radha , 16 years old orphen, Banares. She was abandoned by her uncle at a train station, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


Deepa, 17 years old, Kolkata. She was duped into prostitution by a couple, on her way to hospital, with the promise of work in Mumbai, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


Neelam, from Bangladesh. Due to the poverty in her large family she was unable to study. She worked in Dhaka as a prostitute before being trafficked to Pune, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


Kajal, 13 years old. Her aunt promised her a job in a soap factory and then sold her to a brothel, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


Rabia, 14 years old, Bangladesh. Her aunt offered to take her and her sister sightseeing in Mumbai, and instead sold her to a brothel, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


Soloni is 17 years old, Bangladesh. Was sold to a brothel in Pune. Subsequently rescued she threatened to kill in order to run away from the protective home, from 'Naseeb: Trafficked'

Course: MA Photojournalism, University of Westminster

 

Against the backdrop of an India emerging as a major player in global markets, millions of people have been involved in human trafficking. Girls as young as 10 years old, frequently from the poorest backgrounds, are being kidnapped and sold off to brothels, sometimes by their own families.

This project explores the stories of a number of girls and young women who have been rescued from the brothels of Mumbai and Pune to be reintegrated into society, and if appropriate, returned home. In doing so, the work touches on the social, economic and cultural issues that affect contemporary India.

www.sonalkantaria.com


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