Aadhiya system

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This article is about prostitution in India. It is not to be confused with the Adhiya system for Nepalese land taxation.

The Aadhiya system, also sometimes spelled as adhiya, is a system, most prevalent in India, where a sex worker is rented a room or apartment by a mashi or brothel keeper, usually on older retired sex worker, who charges the worker rent for the room based on her total earnings rather than at a fixed rate, so that the mashi gets a share of the worker's earnings.[1][2]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Guilty Without Trial", by Sleightholme & Indrani (1996). ISBN ISBN 0-8135-2381-8
  2. ^ Siddharth Kara (22 January 2009). Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. Columbia University Press. pp. 49, 54–56, 93–94. ISBN 978-0-231-51139-1.