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Assertion

Five transgender women dressed in colourful sarees, standing in the middle of the street.

I Column: Shades of Grey

Introduction: As this first-person account of Anita, a Devadasi in Maharashtra, Western India illustrates, issues of consent and violence/coercion cannot always be clearly demarcated as black and white. Anita’s account shows that there were definite instances of coercion in her life and equally, there were spaces where she was able to exercise her choice and…
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