SOMDEV VASUDEVA somadevah at mac.com
Thu May 23 11:01:16 UTC 2013

It is probably worth noting that the Nāṭyaśāstra’s chapter 19.21–29, which lists stereotypically acceptable terms of address for women, does not include mātṛ. It does include ambā, but only to address an elderly lady (vṛddhā).

Somadeva Vasudeva 

On May 23, 2013, at 6:04 AM, Howard Resnick <hr at IVS.EDU> wrote:

> Do we know the history of the Hindu custom of addressing women as  mAtA or mAtAji?

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