YELLAMA-Devdasi Festival - Thomas L. Kelly
Former Devadasis, now project workers for the Devadasi Rehabilitation Project, cuts the dreadlocks of a young Devadasi, symbolizing her  rejection of the practice. Saundatti, Karnataka. India

Former Devadasis, now project workers for the Devadasi Rehabilitation Project, cuts the dreadlocks of a young Devadasi, symbolizing her rejection of the practice. Saundatti, Karnataka. India

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