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Sri Lanka: Women, harems and history

Categories: South Asia, Sri Lanka, Citizen Media, History, Women & Gender

Life in Taprobane [1] on women in Sri Lanka. “Not that the island lacked pretty women of suitable stature or the Kings got bored of their harems, they wanted to make some symbolic gestures. The Lankan women were a common topic of admiration, as evident in Sigiriya frescos, various temple paintings, carvings and literature.”