Viramma : Life of an Untouchable

Viramma : Life of an Untouchable

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789231031458
Publisher: UNESCO
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's note
Maps
1. A childhood in Velpakkam
2. The marriage is arranged
3. `Becoming a woman'
4. The wedding night
5. `He still desires me!'
6. A mother to twelve children
7. The destinies of children
8. Irsi Katteri, the foetus-eater
9. The god of Tirupati
10. Mariamman and Kali
11. The festival of Mariamman
12. The seven virgins
13. A family funeral
14. Demons and dharma
15. The caste of thieves
16. High and low castes in Karani
17. The Paraiyar
18. The blood sacrifice to Periyandavan
19. This kaliyugam
20. `Talking like they did in the old days'
21. Two stories
22. Spells and spirit possession
23. The Pongal of the Oxen and the festival of Draupadi
24. Sharing the harvest
25. The way of the world
Notes
Glossary
Gods
Castes
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