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Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy

(Hardcover Edition)
by Bala Jeyaraman
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Periyar propagated the principles of rationalism, self-respect, women’s rights and eradication of caste. He opposed the exploitation and marginalisation of the non-Brahmin indigenous Dravidian peoples of South India and the imposition of, what he considered, Indo-Aryan India. His work has greatly revolutionised Tamil society and has significantly removed caste-based discrimination. He is also responsible for bringing new changes to the Tamil alphabet. The citation awarded by the UNESCO described Periyar as "the prophet of the new age, the Socrates of South East Asia, father of social reform movement and arch enemy of ignorance, superstitions, meaningless customs and base manners"


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Publisher: Rainlight Rupa
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9788129123855

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