Social Issues

May 3, 2016

Devadasi System: Historical Background and Supreme Court Stance

The term ‘devadasi’ literally means “female slave to god”. At present, the devadasi system is mainly prevalent in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and it is widely prevalent among the ‘Beriya’ and ‘Nat’ communities. Historical Background Origin of Devadasi tradition…

June 10, 2015

Article on Problem of slums in India

Slums refer to makeshift housing or shanties found especially in urban areas, and are characterised by lack of basic facilities, squalor and overcrowding.  There is no regular supply of water, electricity or proper sanitation facilities. Slums are generally built on…