Women of Pride the Devadasi Heritage

Lakshmi Vishwanathan



Devadasi, raja dais or Kutcher desi - devadasis have acquired a variety of definitions and roles over the years. Women of Pride studies, in depth, the devadasi tradition and its transformation into a living cultural phenomenon in the context of Hindu tradition. The book brings into focus the activities and identities of the devadasis and examines the functions and forms of the devadasi tradition.

The changing face of the tradition has been authenticated and given a voice by the author by featuring some of the most prominent devadasis of our times. The book also examines the devadasi reform movement in a political, religious, and social context.

Language English
ISBN-10 8174366725
ISBN-13 978-81-7436-672-6
No of pages 201
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Lotus
Published Date 31 Dec 2008

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Author : Lakshmi Vishwanathan

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