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Ammaiyar, Karaikal

S. A. Thornton

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195148909
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780195337860
Ammaiyar, Karaikal

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(fifth–sixth century), poet-saint of southern India. Considered to be the earliest of the sixty-three Tamil Nayanmar, or devotees of Shiva,

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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