Servants of the Goddess


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"If my child had been a girl, I would have killed her. Really, I would have strangled her at birth. She would have become a devadasi, like me. Her life would have been full of pain and sorrow, like mine; I wouldn't have been able to see that happen." -- Rukmini, a devadasi and mother, aged fifteen.

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