Vol. 6 No. 1 (2024): Volume 6, Issue 1, Year 2024

Feminist ideas in folk lullabies

Saritha V
Department of Tamil, Adhiyaman Arts & Science College for women, Srinivasanagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2024-01-20


  • Lullabies,
  • Medieval literature,
  • Talatu,
  • Mother

How to Cite

V, S. (2024). Feminist ideas in folk lullabies. International Research Journal of Tamil, 6(1), 30-34. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt2416

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The lullabies blossoms as an expression of motherhood. A sweet lullaby were sung by the mother, so the lullabies was the first literary gift that motherhood gave to the world. It is said that the Tamil word Talattu (lullaby) is derived from the tongue swinging. The word Talattu is rendered as Rorattu in some places. Also, Talatu is given different names like Talattu Thalelo, Oratu, Thotil Patu, Olattu, Thiruthalattu in today's world and in literature. More than the love of two people, more than the desire to be born together, more than the grace of the world, the affection of a child is deeper, stronger and more emotional. Tamilanal says that Talattu is a natural art born out of such a relationship between mother and self, and Dr. Aaru Alagappan compares mother to sea and lullabies to Valampuri pearl. Lullabies are filled with motherhood's suffering, boom, expectations, sweet names of God, history and son. "Medieval literature that originated with lullabies refers to "Talatu" and the Pillaithamil prabandhas as talelo.


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