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Rescued young girls play with their jewelery at the Rescue Foundation, a non-governmental organization founded to rescue young girls (some of whom are Devadasis) from brothels in and around Mumbai, India. The foundation houses over 50 rescued girls at a time, most of whom are under the age of 18. Many of the girls suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress syndrome. One girl doesn't speak while another tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire while still at a brothel. Her burned arms are visible in this photo.

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Julia Cumes
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God's Prostitutes--Investigating India's Devadasi System
Rescued young girls play with their jewelery at the Rescue Foundation, a non-governmental organization founded to rescue young girls (some of whom are Devadasis) from brothels in and around Mumbai, India. The foundation houses over 50 rescued girls at a time, most of whom are under the age of 18.  Many of the girls suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress syndrome.  One girl doesn't speak while another tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire while still at a brothel.  Her burned arms are visible in this photo.