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Recasting the Devadasi: Patterns of Sacred Prostitution in Colonial South India

 
Priyadarshini Vijaisri (Author)
Synopsis

This book seeks to explore certain hitherto unexplored issues relating to sacred prostitution in a historical perspective. It attempts to analyze significant issues such as the identity and sexuality of the Devadasi, as this custom encompasses women from distinct cultural groups, within a pluralistic cultural context. In doing so the author deconstructs the monolithic identity of the sacred prostitute and thus, locates the varied manifestations of this custom. Of concern in this endeavour is the location of the custom, which is intrinsically linked to cultural hegemony and the mode of production. The work focuses on colonial south India especially Kannada and Telugu speaking regions.

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Bibliographic information

Title Recasting the Devadasi: Patterns of Sacred Prostitution in Colonial South India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.09.2018
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8173916446
length xii+346p., 23cm.
Subjects History