Manly Duty: K Lakshmi Amma

Translated by J Devika

[this is an earlier version of a translation that appeared in my book Her-Self, from Stree/Samya, Kolkata, 2005. For a fuller, annotated version, please refer the book ]


[ ‘Purushadharmam’, Sharada 1 (8) M. E. 1081 Mithunam (June-July 1905- 6): 175-77]


A number of articles propounding various sorts of duties like Wifely Duty, Womanly Duty and so on are frequently seen these days; I have often wondered why nothing is being published on the Duty of Husbands, or Manly Duty, likewise. Is it that only women are unmindful of their duties? On the other hand, is it that men have no responsibilities? Such qualms do arise. The responsibilities to be borne by men and women are almost equal. It cannot be said that one party has more, or less, than the other does. Continue reading “Manly Duty: K Lakshmi Amma”