Prints - Thomas L. Kelly
Devadasi-Resisting Religious Exploitation (edition 1/25)

Devadasi-Resisting Religious Exploitation (edition 1/25)

Former devadasis ‘handmaidens of the Goddess’ are now organized and rebelling against he devadasi system. Volunteers from the activist organization Myrada cuts the ritual dreadlocks of a devadasi child. When the dreadlocks are cut, it believed that the power of the goddess is broken. Saundatti, Karnataka, India.Museo Fine Art Paper (B & W Digital Print)Dimension: 15.993” x 16”

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