Puberty rites for the Sinhalese female
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.