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"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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TAMIL NATION LIBRARY: Women

[see also Women, Nation & Struggle
and Puthumai Penn ]

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*Kamala Ganesh - Boundary Walls : Caste and Women in a Tamil Community (Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology), Hardcover, 1993

*Mary Elizabeth Hancock.- Womanhood in the making : domestic ritual and public culture in urban South India Published: Boulder, Colo Westview Press, 1999 [suggested by Ravi Rajaratnam]

Nadarajah, D. Women in Tamil Society: The Classical Period. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya, 1969.

*Lakshmi, C.S. - Face Behind the Mask : Women in Tamil Literature  Hardcover, 1984

*Rajalakshmi, V. - The Political Behaviour of Women in Tamil Nadu, Hardcover, 1985

*Saskia C. Kersenboom-Story - Nityasumangali : Devadasi Tradition in South Asia, Hardcover, 1987

*Sadasivan, K - Devadasi system in medieval Tamil Nadu

*Skjonsberg, Elsa - A Special Caste? : Tamil Women of Sri Lanka,1983

 Thiruchandran, Selvy - Ideology, Caste, Class and Gender, 1997

Trawick, Margaret - Notes on Love in a Tamil Family. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1992

*Vasumathi K. Duvvury - Play, Symbolism, and Ritual : A Study of Tamil Brahmin Women's Rites of Passage (American University Studies, Series Xi, Anthropology and Sociology,4),1991

*Wadley, Susan S. (Editor) - The Powers of Tamil Women (Foreign and Comparative Studies/South Asian Series)

 

 

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