Maharashtra: Lavani dancers fight for their daughters' future

Town of Jamkhed within the Indian state of Maharashtra is understood for its Lavani dancers.

Performed to the rhythm of a conventional percussion instrument, the origin of Lavani goes again a number of centuries.

It’s historically carried out by ladies who put on brightly coloured sarees and bells round their ankles – referred to as ghunghroo – and dance in entrance of a stay viewers.

However the folks dance has just lately come beneath fireplace for its riskiness.

Girls concerned within the career additionally say they usually expertise sexual abuse and harassment.

Lots of them are actually involved concerning the results of their life-style on their youngsters.

Reported by Anagha Pathak and Ashay Yedge; shot by Mangesh Sonawane and Madhuram Solkepalli of BBC Marathi

This story was produced in collaboration with ‘Baimanus’, a part of the BBCShe challenge the place we work on journalism to serve feminine audiences.

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