Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Meghana Ravikumar
This thesis investigates the dynamics between devadasi women and judges in the Anglo-Indian court in the Madras Presidency of 19th-century colonial India. The thesis focuses on how the devadasis navigated the colonial legal system and the strategies they utilized as well as the role of the judges' preconceived notions and prejudice in determining the decisions they made.
Ravikumar, Meghana, "The Dancer vs. The Adjudicator: Devadasi Resistance in the 19th-Century Court" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 987.
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