Ramaswamy, Sumathi.

Passions of the tongue : language devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970 / Sumathi Ramaswamy. - Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997. - xxiii, 303 p. : ill. - Studies on the history of society and culture ; 29 . - Studies on the history of society and culture ; 29. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-293) and index.

1. Introduction: Language in History and Modernity -- 2. One Language, Many Imaginings -- 3. Feminizing Language: Tamil as Goddess, Mother, Maiden -- 4. Laboring for Language: The State of Tamil Devotion -- 5. To Die For: Living for Language -- 6. Conclusion: Tamil Subjects.

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Ramaswamy, Sumathi--Knowledge--Dravidian languages.


Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Critical pedagogy -- United States.
Language and culture -- India -- History.
Nationalism -- India -- History.


India -- Languages -- Political aspects.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Historiography.

PL4758.9.R3528 / P37 1997

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