The Stories Of Change

Dogma That Led to the Exploitation of 450,000 Women in India

Sorry! This story has been removed due to issues beyond our control.

“The story about Devadasi women in India has been removed on request of ‘Mahila Abhivruddhi Mattu Samrakshana Samsthe’ (MASS). It is an NGO that is working towards empowering Devadasi women. They found some inaccuracies and factual errors in the article, which we were unable to cross check and verify. We respect their views since they have been tirelessly working towards the upliftment of the women. We would sincerely like to apologise for the inconvenience.” – Shreya Pareek, editor, The Stories of Change.

Roshini Ross


  • I am really encouraged to do something new in my career and salute them for their strong will to live ahead in life, thank you for such an inspiring words

  • This is a misleading article filled with falsities. Firstly the statement that all these women were raped is a total lie. It is an insensitive and irresponsible statement. Nor are/were all of them leading a life of prostitution. If you spent three months trying to get to know the women, it is surprising that you didn’t get the nuances of the devadasi system. This story is an insult and causes irreversible damage to the dignity of the women you have written about.