AMU faculty wins award for book on Devadasis


Aligarh : Prof S Chandnibi, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has won the ‘Arumuzhi Award’ of the Chola Historical Research Sangam of Tamil Nadu for her book, ‘Kalvettukalil Devadasi’, a commentary on the history Devadasis—who were dedicated to worship and serve deities for their lifetime in Southern India and rest of the Country.

She was bestowed with the award by former Justice of Madras High Court, Shri N Kirubakaran in a special ceremony held at Tanjore, Tamil Nadu.

Her book, ‘Kalvettukalil Devadasi’ which was released earlier in the year by Lok Sabha MP, Mrs M K Kanimozhi at Sahithya Academy in New Delhi is about the extraordinary story of Devadasis in the ancient and medieval period.