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Rubies and Coral: The Lapidary Crafting of Language in Kerala

Rich Freeman
The Journal of Asian Studies
Vol. 57, No. 1 (Feb., 1998), pp. 38-65
DOI: 10.2307/2659023
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2659023
Page Count: 28
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Abstract

Rich Freeman assesses the emergence of Malayalam as a hybrid literary form in terms of its complex relationship with the regional hegemony of Tamil on the one hand and the transregional influence of Sanskrit on the other hand.

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