Sudha Murty is a prolific Indian women writer and eminent philanthropist whose writings are purposed with creating awareness of social struggles undergone by the destitute, which are accustomed to being overlooked by the self-centered world, and remind the duty of charity to fellow needy. Sudha Murty writes both in English and Kannada. The present story “Three Thousand Stitches” is centered around the miserable lives of women struck in the practice of a social evil called devadasi system and prostitution. The short story further throws light on how education would be a key instrument in the life of those devadasi women which amplified for their liberation and empowerment.
Social evils, devadasi system, education, women empowerment.