தமிழில்

தமிழில் காண

Volume 01, Issue 04

October 2021 - December 2021

Welcome!

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

Foreword from the editors


”A year for thou passes, yet here, your earning of fame surpasses” are the golden verses from Puṟanāṉūṟu - the Sanga Tamil. Similarly, our Journal of Dravidian Studies (JODS) – Dravida Pozhil, prepares itself in this issue for the oncoming completion of its first year.

Our vaNakkam & greetings of Social Justice to readers and scholars worldwide.

Starting this September 2021, we have commenced celebrating Periyar’s Birthday as Social Justice Day too, as announced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu. Social Justice exists not only in the Sociology, but in Linguistics too. A Language, first belongs to its People and only then to the Scholars. If hegemony is forced upon the people’s language by other languages or other groups, a day will dawn and break those chains of hegemony. Challenging Hegemony & Instituting Equality is the quintessence of the Dravidian Bedrock.

This issue blossoms on Oct 15, which is the birthday of the 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – Hon’ble A. Subbarayulu, a doyen of the Justice Party – the forerunner of the Dravidian Movement. It also happens to be the Centenary Celebration of Social Justice, as the Dravidian Government headed by the Raja of Panagal passed the famous Communal G.O. 613 on Sep 16 1921. This spearheaded the process of Reservation (Affirmative Action) for the depressed classes and showed the way of Social Justice for the whole of India.

As we celebrate these momentous occasions, let us resolve our gratitude to the Dravidian Movement which opened the Doors of Education to us all. Let us also take the Pledge of Social Justice and carry the flame to the next generation.

This 4th issue of Dravida Pozhil contains 6 Papers.

  • Valluvar and Periyar, the Two Rationalists of Tamil Nadu
  • The Legend of Valluvar - An Evaluation by Stuart Blackburn: Our Evaluation of his views.
  • African & Dravidian - Comparative Components
  • Re-Reading of Sanga Tamil Classicism, facilitated by Periyar’s Thoughts
  • Comparisons between The Kural & Manu Smriti
  • Vaikom – Forerunner of Indian Social Emancipation Movements

The cover-page features a scene from Vaikom and affirms its early leads as a Peoples’ Movement, fighting for the cause of Equality. In the era of Struggle for Indian Independence, Vaikom symbolizes the Struggle for Social Independence.

As we near the 1st year anniversary of Dravida Pozhil, we plan to also trod on newer paths like an exclusive research space for Student Scholars, Introduction to Global Research Literature, and Interviews with Global Research Scholars.

We thank our esteemed readers who took the journal to national and international heights.

Please continue to walk with us in this Dravidian Academic Journey. Together we will make the World shine in Dravidian Philosophy and Dravidian Philosophy shine across the World. That’s because: Dravidian = Equality!

-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