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Catherine Rubin Kermorgant Heart-Rending Book on Devadasis is on Preorder at Infibeam.com

Catherine Rubin Kermorgant's phenomenal work, "Servants of the Goddess, the Modern- day Devadasis" releases soon in India. The book is already up for preorder on Infibeam.com at 25% off.

Ahmedabad, India, February 02, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Devadasi, literally meaning servants of Goddess, these are the women who are expected to "dedicate" themselves to worship and service a deity or a temple for the rest of their life. This is an age old Indian tradition in which the lower caste women or young girls were brought to the temple to dedicate their lives in service of God and also learn the art of dancing and singing and also appease the males of the temple. However, the custom has been outlawed by the Indian Government since 1988 but there are still few villages that carry on with this exploitative custom. However, most of the lower caste women who are engulfed this tradition even today, in some rural parts of Karnataka, is mainly due to their poverty.

About the book "Servants of the Goddess, the Modern- day Devadasis"

Catherine Rubin Kermorgant has worked closely in understanding the lives of Devadasis. In her book "Servants of the Goddess, the Modern- day Devadasis," she has weaved together a heartbreaking story of five such devadasi women. It is a story about the plight of these women who are in the clutches of an ancient fertility cult and are forced to serve the Gods. The book documents the stories of these individuals in their own words. It is a story of their oppression, discrimination, violence and resilience. The book has a remarkable analysis of the gender and caste bias that are prevalent in many rural parts of India.

The book is up for preordering at a popular online shopping site Infibeam.com at best prices. For more information log on to http://www.infibeam.com/Books/servants-goddess-modern-day-devadasis-catherine-rubin-kermorgant/9788184004625.html

About the Author

Born in France and raised in New York, Catherine Rubin Kermorgant studied Classics at Brown University and Anthropology at the London School of Economics. After working in film and television for a number of years, she began to research and write her own documentary films. One of her films, funded by the BBC and Canal Plus, led her to south India, where she spent several months learning about devadasis. Catherine Rubin Kermorgant lives in Paris with her family.

About Infibeam.com

Infibeam.com is an Ahmedabad based leading e-commerce company with offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The Company is retailing more than 1.5 million products across 30 categories online. Infibeam today is not just a preferred online shopping destination for millions of customers but it also runs another remarkable platform BuildaBazaar, which was launched in 2011 with the objective to offer technology platform through which any retail brand, big or small can build its own web store in just a few minutes. Today, BuildaBazaar is hosting more than 15000 retail stores online over its platform.
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