Intersections of Caste and Gender: Implementation of Devadasi Prohibition Laws

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 programmes to strengthen the working of the legislation.

 

Cite as: Jayna Kothari et al, ‘Intersections of Caste and Gender: Implementation of Devadasi Prohibition Laws’ (CLPR, Bangalore, 2019).

Cite:

Deekshitha Ganesan, 'Intersections of Caste and Gender: Implementation of Devadasi Prohibition Laws' (Centre for Law and Policy Research, 25 Nov 2019) <https://clpr.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Policy-Brief-on-Devadasi-Legislations.pdf> accessed on 07 Dec 2019