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Devadasis - Sinners or Sinned Against
Abuse of Lower Castes in South India: The Institution of Devadasi By
Women in
Devadasi Culture In South India
ON THE ROAD. Against Her Will: Devadasi Culture In South India.
In this province reside the Dalits, along with Devadasis (Temple prostitutes) and Mr.

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Schemes fail to curb devadasi practice
The findings of a recent survey which has determined 23787 more number of devadasis, despite the practice being abolished in the State three decades ago, has brought to light the failure of the government machinery in putting an end to the practice.
Swiss woman duped by fake godman in Hyderabad
He even gave her a new name, Induganti Devadasi. "The fascination towards Indian spirituality and mystic Vedas brought me to the country. But I had never thought that I would be cheated.
Survivor of a lost legacy
Flesh trade and HIV in India
According to some research, child prostitution is socially acceptable in some sections of Indian society through the practice of 'Devadasi' [Slave of god].
Watch, learn, like
Rukmini Devi, who is revered for reinventing the devadasi dance form of Sadir and moulding it into Bharatnatyam, founded Kalakshetra in 1936 after her first performance at the Theosophical Society in Adyar, Madras.

Suggested Web Resources

Devadasi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Devadasi System
This site is dedicated to the thousands of Devadasis (the name signifies servant of god) who have been forced into prostitution in the name of religion in India.
Letter from India: Serving the Goddess : The New Yorker
by William Dalrymple August 4, 2008. The devadasi system is centuries old, and the women once enjoyed lives of great privilege.
Devadasi System in Indian Temples- Institutionalized prostitution in
Devadasi Bellydance
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