தமிழில்

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Volume 02, Issue 04

October 2022 - December 2022

Welcome!

This Journal on Dravidian Studies is quarterly, bi-lingual, deemed-university based and will partner with global indexes.

Foreword from the editors


To All our Readers of Dravida Pozhil, Vanakkam & Wishes for Social Justice.

This September, 24th & 25th, the 3rd International Humanism Conference on Social Justice was held in Toronto, Canada by Periyar International USA (PI). Along with PI, 3 other Global Organizations – Center for Inquiry Canada (CFIC), Humanist Canada (HC) & Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT) joined hands to conduct this conference. Academicians, Scholars and Government Officials from all over the World - Canada, United States, Far Eastern Nations, India & Sri Lanka – participated, presented papers and gave lectures in this conference. The clarion call of the Dravidian Model has started to ring from a Global Stage.

Introducing the Dravidian Model, not only to Tamil People, but also to the World Populace of West & East, and Benchmarking the Acts of Humanism that have grown in global lands with our own philosophies and practices, was the core aim of this conference.

The Central Theme of this Conference was Humanism & Social Justice, under which there were 10 sub themes as follows.

  • Humanism and Women’s Rights
  • Humanism in Children
  • Day to Day Rational Thinking
  • Dispelling the myth of Astrology
  • Humanist Answers to the underprivileged
  • Social Justice & Tamil History
  • Dravidian Model of Social Justice
  • Humanism in Education (free from Indoctrination)
  • Humanism in Health & Wealth
  • Humanist Answers to the Tamils & Immigrants

Hon. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. M.K. Stalin, Self-Respectful Aasiriyar Dr. K. Veeramani & Hon. Member of the Canadian Parliament, Thiru Gary Anandasangaree gave their thought provoking lectures along sides the Global Scholars. In recognition of the lifelong contributions to Humanism & Human Rights, Humanist Canada presented the Humanist Achievement award to Aasiriyar Dr. K. Veeramani.

At this Conference, Social Justice was celebrated, not only in speech but in action too. There was a Meal Packing event for the benefit of the impoverished children of the indigenous communities of Canada, and all the participants of the conference lent their hands in this exercise. There was a Book Fair as well. From Tamil Nadu, a Team from Dravidar Kazhagam arrived in Canada and participated in the Conference. A Social Drama filled with humor, by the tile – ‘Caste Filled World’ was also staged by the Nakkalites Team. All the delegates expressed happiness that this Conference has set a new milestone in the Global Path of Dravidam.

This issue of Dravida Pozhil contains 5 Research Papers.

  • Humanism: Canadian Multiculturalism’s Secret Weapon.
  • History of Social Justice in Tamil Society
  • The Growth of Atheism & its Knowledge Corpus in the annals of history.
  • The poems of Bharathidasan as portrayed and quoted in the works of Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi
  • Hindu Code Bill & Dr. Ambedkar

Please immerse yourself in these papers and share them with your peers. Let the Dravidian Academic Journey, cross the oceans and attain glory all over the globe.

-The Board of Editors

Prof. Dr. Kannabiran Ravishankar
Prof. Dr. P. Jagadeesan
Prof. Dr. P. Kalimuthu
Prof. Dr. Sp. Thinnappan
Prof. Dr. Nam. Srinivasan
Dr. Soma Ilangovan
Dr. V. Neru

Inside this Issue