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Dear Pari, India’s first narrative podcast on adoption hosted by parents Rakesh and Priya, will take the listeners through their journey of adopting their daughter while discussing pertinent issues. Parents, adoptees, government officials, anti-trafficking experts on child adoption are part of this series. This series is brought to you by Suno India, a podcast platform for issues that matter. Subscribe on www.sunoindia.in

Episode 2: Patronage and Caste

In this episode, Host Yashoda Thakore takes us through the Devadasi history in the Telugu speaking areas. Reflecting on the Kakatiya, and Nayaka times the questions of who the patrons for the art were, what were the different contexts in which the devadasi performed, the idea of devadasi as a caste is discussed.
This episode also features her conversation with Dr. Saskia (author of Nityasumangali) takes one through the temple practices of the devadasi and what it represented.
Voices: Dr. Yashoda Thakore, Sampreeti Malladi

Episode 2: Patronage and Caste

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