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Surekha Kamble demonstrates how to use a condom to other sexworkers in Miraj's redlight district where lives and works as a Devadasi sexworker. While Kamble has been a Devadasi sexworker since she was sixteen, she is also a peer educator involved in raising awareness in her community about HIV/AIDS as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. Her two daughters, Chandrike and Ropani, are both being educated at a residential school for the children of Devadasis and she has hopes that they will not follow her into the Devadasi lifestyle.

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God's Prostitutes--Investigating India's Devadasi System
Surekha Kamble demonstrates how to use a condom to other sexworkers in Miraj's redlight district where lives and works as a Devadasi sexworker. While Kamble has been a Devadasi sexworker since she was sixteen, she is also a peer educator involved in raising awareness in her community about HIV/AIDS as well as other sexually transmitted diseases.  Her two daughters, Chandrike and Ropani, are both being educated at a residential school for the children of Devadasis and she has hopes that they will not follow her into the Devadasi lifestyle.