Passions of the Tongue

  Note on Transliteration
 expand sectionPreface

 expand section1. Introduction
 expand section2. One Language, Many Imaginings
 collapse section3. Feminizing Language
 The Poetics and Politics of Praise
 expand sectionTamil as Deity: Pietistics of Tamil Devotion
 expand sectionTamil as Mother: Somatics of Tamil Devotion
 Tamil as Maiden: Erotics of Tamil Devotion
 On the Feminization of Language
 Visualizing Tamiḻttāy
 expand section4. Laboring for Language
 expand section5. To Die For
 expand section6. Conclusion


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