In this episode, Host Yashoda Thakore takes us through the Devadasi history in the Telugu speaking areas. Reflecting on the Kakatiya, and Nayaka times the questions of who the patrons for the art were, what were the different contexts in which the devadasi performed, the idea of devadasi as a caste is discussed.
This episode also features her conversation with Dr. Saskia (author of Nityasumangali) takes one through the temple practices of the devadasi and what it represented.
Voices: Dr. Yashoda Thakore, Sampreeti Malladi
Guest: Dr. Saskia Kersenboom