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“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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Upcoming Monograph on Periyar

MSCA Fellow Karthick Ram Manoharan’s monograph Periyar: A Study in Political Atheism will be published by Orient BlackSwan in early 2022. This is a research output of the EU H2020 project “Freedom from Caste: The Political Thought of Periyar E.V. Ramasamy in a Global Context”. Orient BlackSwan announced the publication of the book on 24…

Dr. Gajendran Ayyathurai on Iyothee Thass and Critical Caste Studies

Gajendran Ayyathurai is an anthropologist and a historian based in Göttingen, Germany. He spoke to The Periyar Project about his research, his work on Iyothee Thass, and his novel approach to critical caste studies. He highlighted the significance of Thass to anti-caste thought and imagining castelessness. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the interviewee are their…