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The Courtesans of India

First Online: September 30, 2007 
Page Last Updated: May 09, 2017

In this section, we explore the culture, evolvement and status of courtesans in India. The tradition and culture of courtesans in India is singularly responsible for development and preservation of Indian music and Indian dance forms, even though starting at the beginning of the 20th century, the courtesans had to bear social stigma and condemnation of society due to displacements of morality (courtesans were associated with the flesh trade) and orthodoxy that took place in India.

Prostitutes as Philanthropists Servants of God
Article on the history of the Devadasi system of India where women served in temples as courtesans and artists.

Pictures of Courtesans and Temple Women

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