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An older ex-Devadasi woman smiles during a self-help group meeting in Karnataka, India, sponsored by Vimochana Sangha, a non-governmental organization founded to dismantle the Devadasi system. Self-help groups are one of the numerous empowerment tools available to Devadasi women to try to break away from the destructive cycle of the Devadasi tradition.

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God's Prostitutes--Investigating India's Devadasi System
An older ex-Devadasi woman smiles during a self-help group meeting in Karnataka, India, sponsored by Vimochana Sangha, a non-governmental organization founded to dismantle the Devadasi system. Self-help groups are one of the numerous empowerment tools available to Devadasi women to try to break away from the destructive cycle of the Devadasi tradition.