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Female Infanticide

United Nations statistics estimate that in 1995 the Indian sexual ratio was 106.9 males per 100 women--having slowly increased from 102.9 in 1901.

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Devadasis

Mythically, the devadasis are the incarnation of Urvashi, the celestial nymph. Legend has it that Urvashi was dancing at Indra’s court and saw Jayanta, Indra’s son. For a brief moment, her eyes lingered on Jayanta.

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