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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.



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Hellscape: Situated in north Calcutta, Sonagachi is one of Asia's largest red-light district.


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Innocents: An estimated 12,000 girls under the age of 18 are involved in the shantytown's flourishing sex trade.


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Squandred potential: In Sonagachi, many girls drop out of school young and fall into prostitution while boys join street gangs to earn a living.


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Vicious cycle: Many of the town's girls are born and grow up in brothels, and end up following in the footsteps of their mothers.


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Infamous: Sonagachi was the subject of the award-winning 2004 documentary Born Into Brothels.


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