“I am a reformer of the human society. I do not care about country, god, religion, language, or the state. I am only concerned about the welfare and growth of the human society.”

– Periyar E.V. Ramasamy (1879-1973)

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Periyar in the North: A Note on Arjak Sangh and Lalai Singh

-Asha Singh The effort to acquaint the North Indian public with Periyar’s ideas had already started in the sixties. The name of ‘Arjak Sangh’ can be taken prominently in the movements influenced by the intense ideas of Periyar who put Brahmanism and patriarchy in the dock. Arjak Sangh was a socio-cultural movement founded in 1968…

Social Differences

-Periyar E.V. Ramasamy Translated by Karthick Ram Manoharan and Vilasini Ramani By anthropological studies, Indians can be broadly divided into three categories – Aryans, Mongoloids, and Dravidians. Among these, the Dravidians are the oldest tribes of India. The Aryans came from outside to settle here.  The languages of the Dravidians are Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and…

Gandhi-Periyar Dialogue

Translated by Karthick Ram Manoharan and Vilasini Ramani (Periyar along with his close friend S. Ramanathan visited Mahatma Gandhi in Bangalore in 1927. Their conversation was first published in Kudiarasu in 1927 and republished in Unmai in 1970. We have translated their conversation as it appears in the Periyar Kalanjiyam.) Periyar: Hinduism should go. Mahatma…