Intersections of Caste and Gender: Implementation of Devadasi Prohibition Laws

November 25, 2019 | Jayna Kothari | Deekshitha Ganesan | Jayalakshmi

 

CLPR’s policy brief on the Devadasi practice in States like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra investigates the prevalence of the Devadasi system and reviews the implementation of legislation prohibiting the practice. The policy brief pays close attention to the intersectional discrimination faced by Devadasi women due to their caste, class, and gender and suggests a range of recommendations from statutory amendments to regular empirical studies and training programs to strengthen the working of the legislation.

 

Please find the Kannada version of the Policy Brief here.

 

Cite:

Jayna Kothari, Deekshitha Ganesan, Jayalakshmi, 'Intersections of Caste and Gender: Implementation of Devadasi Prohibition Laws' (Jayna Kothari et al, 'Intersections of Caste and Gender: Implementation of Devadasi Prohibition Laws' (CLPR, Bangalore, 2019)., 25 Nov 2019) <https://clpr.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Policy-Brief-on-Devadasi-Legislations.pdf> accessed on 18 Sep 2021