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The Early Period
Feminine Evil and Hegemonic Patriarchy
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accepted Adidravida women ambivalence analysis ananku argued argument attitudes auspicious become bhakti Brahmin Brahmin caste Brahmin women caste and class caste behaviour caste groups caste system chaste chastity class belonging class position class women codes concept connotations consciousness cultural daughter devadasi dharma discussion divorce dominant dowry epic fact factor father female feminine evil feminist gender ideology hegemonic Hence high caste high class Hindu Hinduism household husband identified India institutions Kalyanasundaram Kannaki legitimisation levels live low class M.G. Ramachandran Madras marital marriage married matrilineal messages middle class middle range caste mother-in-law nonpu norms oppression parents passive patriarchal patrilocality paty bhakti Periyar Puranas purity rape reason relations religious rituals role Sangam literature Sangam period Sanskrit sati scene sexuality Sita social reality status structure subordination symbols tali Tamil films Tamil Nadu theme Tirukural Tiruvasakam tradition Vanniar violence widow remarriage widowhood wife wives woman