Sacred Prostitution in India: the Modern-Day Devadasis | University of Oxford

Sacred Prostitution in India: the Modern-Day Devadasis

Speaker
Catherine Rubin Kermorgant
Event date
Event time
18:00
Venue
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PP
Venue details

Entry via the South Door, Robinson Close

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
£2
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Catherine Rubin Kermorgant, anthropologist, documentary film-maker and author, will discuss her book 'Servants of the Goddess: the Modern-Day Devadasis'. Married to the gods as young girls, devadasis are trained to sing and dance for the gods. Their sacred duties include providing sexual services to men. While they play an important spiritual role in their villages, they are also reviled as impure. All welcome. Tea served from 18.00. Talk starts at 18.30.