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ANONYMOUS FEMALE (MRS F)
Mrs F, born in 1947, is the fourth in
a family of ten children raised in Valvettithurai, Jaffna District, a town perched on the northernmost tip
of Sri Lanka.
Mangayarkarasi Amirthalingam was born in Moolai, Vaddukoddai, Jaffna
in 1933. At twelve years old, she enrolled in Ramanathan College – founded by early Tamil political
leader Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan –
to study music.
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