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De Silva, Deemathie W. (1981). Puberty rites for the Sinhalese female. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.13, p.35-46.
Article presents a
description and analysis of the female puberty rite in
Sri Lanka. An integral part of the Sinhalese cultural
system, this rite de passage provides a socio-psychological
mechanism for integration of females into their
adult roles. Author points out that "the rite
is conducive to an easy access to the psychological
preparation for the biological realitites of femaleness"
and provides the girl with a stable female identity.