“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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Radical Freedom: Periyar and Gender

Dr. Karthick Ram Manoharan spoke about Radical Freedom: Periyar and Gender at the CTTR public lecture hosted by Prof. Meena Dhanda on 18 February 2021. This event was hosted online by the University of Wolverhampton research group Language Power and Society. This talk looked at South Indian social reformer and anti-caste radical Periyar E.V. Ramasamy’s…

My Next Plan

– Periyar E.V. Ramasamy Translated by Karthick Ram Manoharan and Vilasini Ramani Man did not always have this specific mode of marriage (thirumana murai). If he had, there should have been a name to it at least. But alas, we are not familiar with any such name. Engagement (vivaagam), donation of a virgin bride (kannigadhaanam),…

CFP – Special Issue of CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion

Freedom from Caste: The anti-caste thought of Ambedkar, Periyar and Others Guest Edited by Meena Dhanda and Karthick Ram Manoharan We invite academic papers for a special issue of CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion (J-Caste)focusing on the anti-caste thought of important theorists, thinkers and movements from South Asia. In recent scholarship, new critical…