Surekha Kamble holds a photograph of her mother, sister and herself (seated right) taken around the time she and her sister became Devadasi sexworkers in Miraj's redlight district. Since their mother was a Devadasi sexworker, according to Devadasi tradition, she and her sister too were expected to became Devadasi sexworkers. Kamble's own 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.
- Julia Cumes
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- God's Prostitutes--Investigating India's Devadasi System