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Once a Devadasi Herself, Kashava Is Now Helping 3628 Ex-Devadasis Build a New Life
Kashava was made a devadasi when she was just a six-year-old child. After struggling with numerous challenges that life gave her, she has finally emerged a victor. Kashava now works for an NGO which helps devadasis.
Devadasi,a Mistaken Word in Myth
CHENNAI: Aruna Sairam shuffled onto my playlist with a song of a longing devadasi, and I called a friend who knew it well. He had the original Telugu text of Paiyyada, while I poured over an English translation.
I Was A Devadasi And I Forgive Everyone Who Made Me One!
Yallava Matangi's grandfather threw her into the flesh trade because of a senseless superstition. But Yallava is living peacefully now in village Nidasusi in Karnataka. She forgives everyone who made her a devadasi.
This Devadasi's Life Was Like a Fairy Tale, with the Wicked Witch and Prince
A resident of Athani, Karnataka, 40-year-old Chanda Maigur's story sounds almost like a fairy tale. Chanda was a devadasi who fell in love with Sunil and lived happily ever after. Chanda's father was a porter at the Athani bus stand.
Watch: How A 'Devadasi' Broke Free From Sex Work And Is Now Empowering Others
The ancient and outlawed, yet still prevalent, practice originally gave Devadasis a comfortable life and high social standing, but began to be abused by the rich and powerful. Approximately 250,000 girls and women in south-western India alone are still ...

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