தமிழில்

தமிழில் காண

Volume 02, Issue 02

April 2022 - June 2022

Welcome!

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

Foreword from the editors


Vanakkam to the Readers of Dravida Pozhil, on the Equality Day.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has announced that Mahatma Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s birthday on Apr 14 every year will be henceforth celebrated as Equality Day and a Pledge of Equality will be undertaken under the auspices of the Tamil Nadu Government. A similar announcement was made last year for Periyar’s birthday on Sep 17 to be celebrated as Social Justice Day. This is a very welcome initiative and a nurturing ground for the next generation of Dravidian Movement.

Equality & Social Justice have always been the core philosophies of the Dravidian Thought.

The adage ‘All Men & Women are born Equal’ is akin to the statement ‘The Sun rises in the East’. It is plain common sense. Are we struggling to establish this simple truth? Yes, not only amongst Tamil people, but world over, only to establish this simple truth, many movements have struggled in the past and are still continuing their struggle.

The battle between Superiority x Equality has been waged right from the days of Valluvar. That’s why he had to sing a simple statement like ‘piṟappu okkum ellā uyirkkum (All are born equal)’ as a core philosophy.

  • Gender Equality
  • Divisional Equality
  • Class Equality
  • Equality of Castes
  • Equality of Religions
  • Equality in Food
  • Equality in Education

And there are many more facets of Equality in our daily lives. The word ‘Caste’ itself signifies superiority, and when all Castes become Equal, there is no such thing as Caste – right? Wherever the preaching of Superiority x Inferiority is advocated, we should leave no stone unturned and establish Equality as a true facet of Humanism. This is our bounden duty and giving back to the Society. This is a continuous process and has no retirement whatsoever.

This issue of Dravida Pozhil contains 5 Research Papers

  • Cultural Diffusion and Tamil Merchants in History
  • Critical Thinking in Masses & Social Justice
  • Humanism & Thiruvalluvar
  • Buddhism: Evolution & Decline – A historical view
  • The History of Deceit of the Dravidian/Tamil Peoples

We request you to immerse yourself in this research, read the above papers and share with your academic communities. In this Dravidian Academic Journey, Readers like you have been traveling along with us, and our sincere love and thanks to you as ever. Come ye, let’s explore.

-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