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Holy Bastard Pavitra Dasiputra is based on the past Devadasi custom in India that dates back to Puranas. Devadasi translates as female servant of god, which means serving the village priest or Landlord: in short a divine prostitute. In the film story of young girl Renuka from Aandhra Pradhesh is being Narrated to Niha Vyas an unwedded mother and Suvajra a British Buddhist monk (As flashback) by her son Raman. Suvajra runs Buddhist Mediation center in Hill area where Niha Vyas also meditates with him. She doesn’t intends to tell her baby about biological father and she only intends to give birth to her child in spiritual surrounding and so that she comes from Hong Kong.  
RENUKA as Devadsi and forced her to marry with goddess Yellamma.  Custom decrees that she must spend her first night with the landlord. She becomes a pregnant and gives birth to boy. Its the journey of Raman to find his mother, while working with an orphaage and a Buddhist Monk Suvajra. His journey leads him to The spiritual goal to fight against the Devdasi custom.

Written and Directed By Bapu Sarvagod
Cast: Sunita Manohar / Madhu Kambikar / Komal Tolani
           Sunil Shegaonkar / Suvajra
Music: Ranjit Rain
Production: Senseindia Foundation

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  India, the world’s second most populous country, suffers from an extremely high rate of sexual exploitation of minors.7 While there has been a significant amount of research on child sexual exploitation in India and other countries in South Asia,8 legal scholarship on specific practices within the subcontinent are significantly more limited. This paper looks to fill that void by introducing, explaining, and attempting to provide solutions to the devadasi tradition. The devadasi9 practice is one in which low-caste10 girls, as young as five or six, are “married” to a Hindu Goddess and sexually exploited by temple patrons and higher caste individuals.11 The term devadasi is a Sanskrit word, which literally translates to “female slave of God.”12 The practice is particularly interesting, as well as difficult to combat, as it arises out of a crossroads of religion, poverty, and societal norms. In addressing the devadasi practice, this paper does the following: (i) discusses the devadasi system’s historical and cultural underpinnings; (ii) addresses the evolution of the system to the modern day; (iii) focuses on why the devadasi practice violates both domestic and international law; India, the world’s second most populous country, suffers from an extremely high rate of sexual exploitation of minors.7 While there has been a significant amount of research on child sexual exploitation in India and other countries in South Asia,8 legal scholarship on specific practices within the subcontinent are significantly more limited. This paper looks to fill that void by introducing, explaining, and attempting to provide solutions to the devadasi tradition. The devadasi9 practice is one in which low-caste10 girls, as young as five or six, are “married” to a Hindu Goddess and sexually exploited by temple patrons and higher caste individuals.11 The term devadasi is a Sanskrit word, which literally translates to “female slave of God.”12 The practice is particularly interesting, as well as difficult to combat, as it arises out of a crossroads of religion, poverty, and societal norms. In addressing the devadasi practice, this paper does the following: (i) discusses the devadasi system’s historical and cultural underpinnings; (ii) addresses the evolution of the system to the modern day; (iii) focuses on why the devadasi practice violates both domestic and international law;
THE DEVADASI SYSTEM: Temple Prostitution in India - Ankur Shingal University of california