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Viramma, life of an untouchable

Author: Viramma.; Josiane Racine; Jean-Luc Racine
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso ; Paris : UNESCO Pub., 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of Viramma, an agricultural worker and mid-wife in Karani, a village in South-East India. She tells of her sense of profound change, a constant dialogue between the old certainties  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
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Viramma.
Viramma, life of an untouchable.
London ; New York : Verso ; Paris : UNESCO Pub., 1997
(OCoLC)605207572
Named Person: Viramma.; Viramma.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viramma.; Josiane Racine; Jean-Luc Racine
ISBN: 1859848176 9781859848173 1859841481 9781859841488 9231031457 9789231031458
OCLC Number: 37935089
Description: viii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Vie paria.
Responsibility: Viramma, Josiane Racine and Jean-Luc Racine ; translated by Will Hobson.
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