Periyar – Life And Mission – Manjai Vasanthan
Periyar – Life & Mission
By Manchai Vasanthan
Author, Manjai Vasanthan is known to Thamil people through his well read book, ‘Arthamatra Hindu Madam’. He is a forward looking authour and a colleague of mine.
He always puts relevant questions to people and make them think.
Through the book, ‘He is Periyar’, he has written nicely about Periyar, who has opened our eyes, and did social service, till his last breath. By reading this book, anyone can easily understand, the life of Periyar, his philosophy, researches done by him, speeches given and demonstrations conducted by him.
In a capsule form, he has covered important events, philosophies of Periyar, in a beautiful way.
Manjai Vasanthan has covered in this book, Vaikkom struggle, Seran Maadevi Gurukulam affair, how Periyar left Congress party, starting of Self Respect Institution, opposition to Hindi language, popularising Thirukkural, establishing Dravidar Kazhagam, the differences of opinion between Periyar and Annadurai, the beginning and back ground of Periyar Maniammai marriage, about religion, god and puranas, self respect feeling, inspiration, abolition of caste, self respect marriage, women’s rights, social justice, politics, economy, abolition of superstitions beliefs, abolition of religions, travel to foreign countries, the effect of those travels, researches done on religions, puranas, astrology and Thirukkural, reform in Thamil letters and social justice.
He has covered in this book, all the above topics, in a short and clear way apart from bringing out, the future thoughts of Periyar and the awards he got for the same.
He had covered the cinema made on Periyar, the awards given to Periyar and globalising Periyar. He had also covered, Periyar world coming up at Siruganoor, near Thiruchy Town in Thamil Nadu, so that younger generations would understand, Periyar by reading this book alone.
This is a valuable book, to be possessed by every Indian, throughout the world.
President, Dravidar Kazhagam
Translated by Er J N Daamodhar