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Why India needs Periyar today

Why India needs Periyar today

In the ongoing movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act the images of Gandhi, Ambedkar and even Bhagat Singh have been put forward as symbols of religious tolerance, non-violence, Dalit empowerment and even socialist revolution. However, outside Tamil Nadu,  few seem to have remembered E.V.Ramaswamy ‘Periyar’, the founder of the Dravidian movement– who perhaps offers the most potent challenge to the[Read More…]

January 21, 2020 India
Periyar’s Statue Vandalised In Tamil Nadu

Periyar’s Statue Vandalised In Tamil Nadu

The right wing Sangh Parivar elements are on a statue destroying spree in India. Just hours after Lenin’s statue was toppled in Tripura after BJP’s historic victory there, statue of Dravidian icon and social reformer EVR Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar was vandalised in Tamil Nadu. The vandalisation came after a top BJP national secretary H Raja posted on Facebook[Read More…]

March 7, 2018 India
Periyar – Pioneer of Radical Feminism

Periyar – Pioneer of Radical Feminism

Feminism took root with the aim of establishing social, political and economic equality between men and women. Based on how one tackles the problem of gender equality, feminism took various forms such as, Liberal Feminism, Radical Feminism, Marxist or Socialist Feminism and Cultural Feminism. Propagating various revolutionary thoughts to annihilate male chauvinism by identifying the root cause for various forms[Read More…]

March 6, 2018 Patriarchy
Can We Revive Periyarism?

Can We Revive Periyarism?

Looking at the strengthening negative attitude of people towards positive ideologies, cultivation of which has given the opportunity to India to stand tall among other civilisations, anti-Periyarism not only throughout the country but also in the land of Periyar itself is quite natural and that is quite visible now. At the moment, Periyarism is surviving among very few Periyarists and[Read More…]

October 26, 2017 Annihilate Caste
Periyar And His Ideas

Periyar And His Ideas

Conversation : S V  Rajadurai, V Geetha &  Vidya Bhushan Rawat on Periyar’s ideology, self respect movement and opportunism of political parties S V Rajadurai is one of the leading intellectuals from Tamil Nadu who has written, in English and Tamil, on a range of issues to do with Marxism and literature; with Tamil politics and modern history, including Periyar[Read More…]

September 28, 2016 Annihilate Caste
Periyar: Rationalist Bahujan Socialist Revolutionary And The Crusader Against Casteism

Periyar: Rationalist Bahujan Socialist Revolutionary And The Crusader Against Casteism

Erode Venkata Ramasamy Naickar(17 September 1879 – 24 December 1973), commonly known as Periyar also referred as E. V. R. or Thanthai Periyar, was an Indian social activist, freedom fighter and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. Biography Born in 1879 into a rich family of Balijas (traders) in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district, Periyar was a pious[Read More…]

September 17, 2016 Annihilate Caste