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Music: India
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Public women

A great deal of work has been done in recent decades on the devadasis and the courtesans of South Asia’s past. As public figures, both groups of women are regarded as having held a significant degree of social agency; many…

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Krishnan, Sonia Gaind, “Music: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0702>
First published online: 2011

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