Devadasi: Transformation of the tradition

collections: Area studies
Posted 23 March 2013
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Duration of the video: 2 Min. 52 sec.
Devadasis were girls who were given a special upbringing and who lived at temples in India. They used to dedicate themselves to serving their gods and mainly, to entertaining them with dancing.

Nowadays, devadasi's role has gone through significant changes.
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to abolish - ortadan kaldırmak
ancient - eski
a brothel - genelev
a cockroach - hamamböceği
to dedicate - adamak
to diminish - azaltmak
grotesque - garip
a hooker - fahişe
ingrain - kökleştirmek
a link - bağlamak
medieval - ortaçağ
a mistress - metres
prepubescent - prepubescent
a priest - rahip
sacred - kutsal
a slave - köle
successful - başarılı
a superstition - batıl inanç
a temple - tapınak
an undercurrent - dip akıntısı