[Reader-list] When a Language Becomes a Mother/Goddess

Tasveer Ghar tasveerghar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 19:17:07 IST 2008

When a Language Becomes a Mother/Goddess: An Image Essay on Tamil

by Sumathi Ramaswamy


Tasveer Ghar announces a new Visual Essay exploring the historical
journey of Tamil, a language that comes to be transformed into an
object of love and devotion, producing in the process an unusual
visual presence for a spoken tongue...
For more, please visit http://tasveerghar.net/stamil/

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