Women and girls were recruited from poor rural Indian families and paid directly by the military.The red-light districts of cities such as Mumbai developed at this time.For example, there were 400 devadasis attached to the temples at Tanjore and Travancore.Local kings often invited temple dancers to dance in their courts, the occurrence of which created a new category of dancers, rajadasis, and modified the technique and themes of the recitals.By the end of the 10th century, the total number of devadasis in many temples was in direct proportion to the wealth and prestige of the temple.
Recently some child saving operations were canceled, as the higher police officials of Mumbai were very displeased with the presence of a foreign journalist.
The governments of many Indian princely states had regulated prostitution in India prior to the 1860s.
British Raj enacted Cantonment Act of 1864 to regulate Prostitution in colonial India as a matter of accepting a necessary evil.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of women and girls from continental Europe and Japan were trafficked into British India, where they worked as prostitutes servicing British soldiers and local Indian men."From time immemorial Indian poets have sung praises of the 'public woman', the professional entertainer.
The epics give us a colourful description of her intimate connection with royal splendour.