Aligarh: Professor S Chandnibi of the Faculty of History at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) received the “Arumuji Award” from Chola Historical Studies Sangam in Tamil Nadu for her book “Kalvettukalil Devadasi”. This is a commentary on the history of Devadasi, who spent his life worshiping and “serving” the gods in South India and elsewhere.
She was awarded an award by NKirubakaran, a former judge of the Madras High Court, at a special ceremony held in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
Released earlier this year by Lok Sabha MP, MK Kanimozhi at Sahithya Academy in New Delhi, her book is about the extraordinary story of ancient and medieval Devadasi.
In accordance with the provisions of the law, anyone who performs, promotes, participates in, or performs any ritual or act to consecrate a woman as Devadasi, or any related ritual or act, will be punished. However, devoted women shall not be punished.
According to published sources, Devadasi is still an ancient religious practice that involves young Indian girls in the life of sexual exploitation. Devadasi means “servant of God.” A young girl “marries” an idol, god, or temple whose life is later exploited. This system is banned in India.
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