This website would not have been possible without the following references.


"Rise & Fall Of Buddhist Nuns"

Jamnadas J.K, (1991)"Emperuman : Buddha or Vishnu"


"Legacy of the Devadasi System",

Jafarey Ali A., 2000, "Woman in the Gathas and the later Avesta", articles/Woman%20in%20the%20Gathas%20and%20the%20 Later%20Avesta.htm

"Women's Forum: Inclusive Prevention Efforts Fight Stigma in Rural India", AIDScaptions: Volume IV, No 1, July 1997, /v4-1/ cp4111.html


Temples: img/TEMPLES.GIF

Images of the Devadasis:

Rehab Center: cp4111.html

Road to the Future: images/road_after_rain...

Map of India: maps/indiaMap.gif

Woman with Basket: /198dalits.htm



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