Njan Lymgikathozhilali Nalini Jameelayude Athmakatha is authored by Nalini Jameela. The author is a former sex-worker from Kerala, who is presently the coordinator of the union of sex workers in that state. This book was translated to English by J Devika, under the title The Autobiography of a Sex-worker. The author used to work in the clay mines in her childhood. She was deprived of the minimal comfort a child expects to cherish in her early years. As she grew up, she was led to the world of prostitution, which was darker than the mines, where she used to work as a child. Nalini always struggled to get out of the darkness and escape into the world of wisdom and knowledge. She played the roles of a wife, a mother, a successful business owner and finally a social activist with uniform efficiency and success. You will find her as well as other books online for purchase in India.
The book focuses on the various phases of Nalini's life and describes how they have played important roles in shaping her as the person she presently is. Nalini never gave in to her destiny. Neither did she ever accept defeat, despite being bogged down by life. Rather, she bounced back into life with more determination, courage and conviction. The life of a prostitute is tougher than one can imagine. Nalini tells the story of the tough and nightmarish time of her life. Through this book she instils confidence into readers, stating that if she could overcome the tough phase of life and reach her goal, anyone and everyone can turn his dreams into reality and reach where he wants to be in life. The story is not just a woeful saga of Nalini's life. Rather, it is a delectable combination of wit, humour, intelligence, and philosophical insight into life.
Njan Lymgikathozhilali Nalini Jameelayude Athmakatha describes how Nalini sough out empowerment, dignity and freedom, and how she inspires others like her to escape the seedy world of prostitution and get back into the normal course of the society. Published by D C Books, the paperback book has ISBN 10 number 8126411368 and ISBN 13 number 9788126411368.