Print edition : February 15, 2019

Devadasis of Chikkodi in Belagavi district show their beads that mark them out as devadasis. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

Outside the office of an NGO that works for devadasis, in Chikkodi. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

Devadasis of Jodakurali village in their agricultural field. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

Devadasis live a life of discrimination on the periphery of village society in north Karnataka. A new report and model legislation prepared by the NLSIU advocate policy changes to address the problem and stop the practice.
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