Transgenders in Tamil Literary Tradition
All living things have the right to live on the Earth. There should be no difference even among high-ranking people. Transgenders are human beings like male and female. They should also be treated as equals and be respected as a living being. But they are ridiculed and teased in society. People who are inferior in levels of caste, occupation, politics, sexual status, economic status can be termed as marginal. But the Dalits, black women, transgenders etc. Are always considered as the margins. Among such marginalized ranks, the social esteem of transgenders are very low. Caste-based atrocities treat women as inferior because they are women. Overall they are human beings and should be treated equally in society. This article investigates about the notes on transgenders in Tamil literary works.
- Tamil Literary Tradition
- Arunachalam, M. (2003) Aravanis in Tamil Literature, Arun Publishing House, Dindigul, India
- Balasubramanian, (2004) Purananuru Moolamum Uraiyum, New Century Book House, Chennai, India.
- Manikkavasakar, (2000) Thiruvasakam, Sri Senpaha Publishing House, Chennai, India.
- Samuthiram, S. (2001) Vaadamalli, Parisal Veliyedu, Chennai, India
- Sidhamparanaar, S. (2006) Naladiyar Moolamum Uraiyum, Saratha Pathippagam, Chennai, India.
- Varadharasan, Mu., (2004) Thirukkural Thelivurai, The South India Saiva Siddhantha Works Publishing Society, Tinnevelly, India.