ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dravidian Movement and Saivites 1927-1944

A R Venkatachalapathy The recent attempts portraying the dravidian movement as a brain-child of saiva vellalar intellectuals aim to discredit the movement by identifying it with the upper castes. By juxtaposing the sectarian interpretation of anti-brahminism of the saivites with the broad anti-religious and anti-patriarchal content of the self-respect agenda, this article draws attention to the wider sources of the dravidian movement.

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