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  • Having just finished watching the BBC programme Storyville on iPlayer entitled Devadasi, I would kindly suggest that the Indian govt make a serious effort in changing the cultural beliefs in India along with investing in Science.

    The Guardian World News

  • Another new documentary, made by former Independent journalist Sarah Harris, highlights the practice, officially outlawed in India, where girls known as Devadasi work in what Capper calls "religious prostitution".

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The storyline is based on affection between siblings in the backdrop of the curse of modern society - the 'Devadasi' system that forces women into prostitution in the name of religion.

    India eNews

  • Amidst all these towering characters who are basically shaping and creating history – primarily of Bengal but also vicariously also of India, the author has also managed to sneak in a love story between two fictional characters – Bharat, an illegitimate son of the King of Tripura and Bhumisuta, a rescued Devadasi and the love story serves the purpose of disguising what is essentially a gigantic lesson in history as a work of fiction.

    First Light : A Book Review

  • The Devadasi Hijdas, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

    The Devadasi Hijdas « bollywoods most wanted photographerno1

  • Similarly while shooting the Ashura procession heading to Rehmatabad Shia cemetery I found this lot of Devadasi Hijdas in front of me, I immediately shot 4 frames keeping the solemnity of Moharam.

    2008 January 28 « bollywoods most wanted photographerno1

  • He gathered support for lawful abolition of Devadasi (temple prostitute) system and the practice of child marriage.

    EV Ramasami Naicker - India's Iconoclastic Reformer

  • Askari once gave us a glimpse of the secret rituals for the Devadasi cult, where girls as young as ten are dedicated to Yellamma, the Mother of All.

    Walls of Silence

  • Dalits also say their women are forced into prostitution through the traditional system of temple prostitution or Devadasi.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Devadasi refers to an ancient Hindu religious practice still practiced in parts of of India in which girls are "married" to a deity.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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