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In the sprawling, rough-and-tumble Sonagachi shantytown in Calcutta, India, crushing poverty is forcing thousands of girls barely into their teen years to sell their bodies for less than $2 a day.
London-based photographer Souvid Datta has traveled to Sonagachi - one of Asia's largest red-light districts - to capture the young sex workers plying their trade on the dangerous streets of their filthy makeshift town.
Datta, a 21-year-old Mumbai native who moved to the UK when he was 8, said in a statement that Sonagachi is effectively an illegal network run by street gangs and sex traffickers.
Faces of prostitution: Photographer Souvid Datta traveled to Calcutta, India, to capture young sex workers plying their trade on the dangerous streets of the notorious Sonagachi slum.