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History at Land's End: Lemuria in Tamil Spatial Fables

Sumathi Ramaswamy
The Journal of Asian Studies
Vol. 59, No. 3 (Aug., 2000), pp. 575-602
DOI: 10.2307/2658944
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2658944
Page Count: 28
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Abstract

Sumathi Ramaswamy utilizes the concept of "spatial fabulation" to explore the imaginative geography attached to the "lost continent" of Lemuria. She argues that this fabulation was constructed by Tamil literati of the colonial and modern periods in order to express a sense of loss and longing about a Tamil territory and nation that was no longer in existence.

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