Feminine Presence in Sivaka Chintamani - Re-reading

பெண்ணிய வாசிப்பில் சீவக சிந்தாமணி

  • S Maragathamani Head, Tamil Department, B. K. R Women’s College, Gobichettipalayam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Tamil epics, Civakasinthamani, Devotional Literature, Justice Literature, Modern Literature, Sangam Literature, Gender Discrimination

Abstract

This is how our ancient Tamil literature shows us that life should be like this. Each piece of literature is written according to its own / author-based / period-based / religious basis. In any case, the woman is seen as secondary. Why? When we put forward the question of how we should look like that, it is rather a matter of time. However, the reality is that the woman is marginalized. It is spread over epic, Sangam literature, Tolkappiyam, devotional literature, justice literature, modern literature. It is possible to propose some contradictions when it comes to subjecting literary works to re-reading. And we can identify another angle for the reader. Thus, this article can be seen as a discussion of some of the questions and interpretations that I, as an author, may encounter during the re-reading of the feminist Sivakasinthamani.

Published
2022-01-01
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Articles