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Women of Pride - The Devadasi Heritage
Women of Pride - The Devadasi Heritage

Women of Pride - The Devadasi Heritage

by Lakshmi Vishwanathan

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Language

English

Publisher

Roli Books

ISBN

9788174366726 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 210

Binding

Hardcover

Lakshmi Vishwanathan
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Author: Lakshmi Vishwanathan
Foreword/Introduction: Pavan K. Varma
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 210
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174366726

Description

Devadasi, raja dasi or kutcheri dasi devadasis have acquired a variety of definitions and roles over the years. This work 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.

Contents

Foreword
Introduction

The ideal Courtesan
From the Sacred to the Secular
The Legendary Dancers
Married to the God, Slaves of Men
Royal Dynasties and Dancers
Seeking the Last of Devadasis
Nautch Parties

Epilogue
Select Bibliography
Index

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