Author: K Saradamoni
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170368081
A pioneering book, The books has the added advantage that it is written in simple and clear prose-no dense, pretentious, abstruse, academic propositions. An important and rewarding book for all those interested in Kerala, in matriliny and social history.
This is an astounding study of a world that still retains the concept of the taravad and yet has changed so much.
-The Asian Age
This book is special in many respects: the author’s antecedents and her competence, the focus of the study, the questions posed, the sources used and the ingenious and innovative ways adopted for selecting, organising and presenting the material, all have contributed to its significance, The book makes a significant contribution to women’s studies.
-Economic and Political Weekly
Matriliny in the Region
Women, Men and Ideas
Profiles from the Past: Two Women Look Back-Ponnamma, Bhargavi Amma