India’s Devadasis Trapped in Cycle of Poverty and Sex Work

When a devadasi is abandoned and doesn’t find a new patron, she may have to look after her parents as well as her children, and can wind up in extreme poverty. According to the Bangalore-based NGO Sampark, which helps devadasis become financially self-sufficient, many give up this traditional system to move into commercial sex work in large cities.

India’s Devadasis Trapped in Cycle of Poverty and Sex Work.

Publisher: News Deeply, 2017

About the author: Sampark Trust

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