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Feminizing Language: Tamil as Goddess, Mother, Maiden

Sumathi Ramaswamy

in Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208049
eISBN:
9780520918795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208049.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an analysis of Tamilttāy, a figure that appears on the surface to bring unity to the multiple imaginings about Tamil, but that on closer scrutiny dissolves into the contrary ... More


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