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“Marriage takes place at an early age; it is said that girls sometimes married before puberty […]. We are indebted to Mr. Frederick Lewis for the information that this is a common practise among Tamils”[1]. For a more recent delineation of child marriage politics, consider Srinivas (2004)[2].








Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Nov 2004


[1]Seligmann, G. G. & Seligmann, B., Z. (1911) The Veddas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p95

[2]Srinivas, M. (2004) ‘The Pleasures of this Life’: Caste, Conjugality, and the Tamil Politics of Child Marriage. Paper for the 33rd Annual Conference on South Asia, October 15 - 17, 2004, Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison