Vadia, Banaskantha

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Village of Prostitutes
Country India
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ

Vadia is a village in Banaskantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is located 70 miles west of Palanpur city, and about 240 kilometres (150 miles) from Ahmedabad.[1]

Historically, unmarried women of this village supported themselves through prostitution, with the men of the village working as pimps.[1][2]

Efforts are underway to change this state of affairs, by such organizations as Vicharta Samuday Samarthan Manch.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Caulfield, Philip (11 March 2012). "Indian mothers hold mass wedding in 'village of sex workers' to save daughters from prostitution". NY Daily News. Retrieved 13 March 2012. Vadia was known as a hub for the sex trade since before India gained independence from Britain in 1947 and most of the men work as pimps, the Times of India reported.
  2. ^ "Women of this village pimped by their kin - Times Of India". 19 February 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.