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Prior Issues

Volume 1, Issue 3 | July 2021 - September 2021

Foreword from the editors


World full of Social Justice and Social Justice full of World - The quintessence of Dravidam is Social Justice! To such Dravidian Doyens of the Tamil Populace – To You, Our Greetings & Vanakkam!

On the birth anniversary of one of the closest associates of Periyar, Perunthalaivar K. Kamaraj (Jul 15th 2021), this 3rd issue of Dravida Pozhil - Journal of Dravidian Studies (JODS) makes its advent with seedlings of social justice sown not only in Tamil Nadu, but also in Eezham (Sri Lanka). The Agriculture of Humanism is at its best, as this Journal is growing in leaps and bounds

The last two issues have received a great feedback from both national & international scholars. Many academicians have provided academic appreciation and constructive criticism. We are happy with such a wide reception for Dravida Pozhil

  • Our Objective is to foster and inculcate the research capabilities of Dravidian Intelligentsia to Global Academic Standards, and integrate Dravidian Philosophy with the collegium of renowned Scholars worldwide.
  • Our Destination is the Unison of People and Scholars of the Dravidian land, and deliver the fruits of our research to enable Social Justice to the Society at large

In this yeoman task, we are collaborating with global universities and national scholars, and also providing opportunities for budding scholars (especially women scholars and scholars from underprivileged communities) and enabling a true research community.

Towards the path of Continuous Improvement, this 3rd issue contains 6 papersfrom Tamil Nadu, on Sri Lanka, and from Norway

  • Towards the path of Continuous Improvement, this 3rd issue contains 6 papersfrom Tamil Nadu, on Sri Lanka, and from Norway
  • Social Justice in Sri Lanka (Eezham) – Some Introductory Thoughts
  • The Philosophies of Lokāyata & Periyārism
  • Traces of Tamil Language in Early Malayalam Records
  • Inroads of Caste into Christianity and its Erosion
  • Dravidian Civilization – Historicity & Antiquity

Please do read the above papers which have been duly reviewed by domain experts and relish the variety, subtlety, criticality and naturality of thought in these essays. If you have any questions, please reach out to us or the Authors themselves directly.

The cover-page of this Issue is decorated with a depiction of Keezhadi archaeological site. The 1st issue of Dravida Pozhil sported a scene from Harappa and now is a scene from Keezhadi. The History & Antiquity of Tamils do NOT sport any Religion, but only sport Humanism. Scholars are confirming this culture from both the Indus Valley & the Vaigai Valley. Where the Indus Valley Civilization left, the Tamil Classical Literature (Changa Tamil aka Sanga Tamil) picked up.

We request you to read Dravida Pozhil - not only in a solitary mode, but in an accompanied mode. Reading alone, never quenches one’s thirst, but a collective Discussion with Peers and Friends, nurtures the intellect. That nurturing leads to Humanism.

Please do join us in this Dravidian Academic Journey of cultivating Social Justice in the Tamil Land.

-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

Volume 1, Issue 2 | April 2021 - June 2021

Foreword from the editors


Worldwide Dravidian Tamil Populace and Distinguished Academic Scholars, Greetings & Vanakkam!

On the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (Apr 14th 2021), this 2nd issue of Journal of Dravidian Studies (JODS) – Dravida Pozhil is being released with seeds of social justice ingrown in the research papers. The 1st issue last January, was widely received both nationally & internationally, with many academicians providing scholarly review and wishes. We are happy with such a global reception.

Continuous Improvement is the essence of Human Journey as studied in the field of Anthropology. Surpassing previous accomplishments in the long journey of education, this 2nd issue blossoms with intricate research articles in the Dravidian space.

While showcasing the research capabilities of the Dravidian Intelligentsia, we also need to integrate the Dravidian Thought & Philosophy with the auspicium of renowned Scholars worldwide. In this initiative, Dravida Pozhil seeks to enable a deep academic research, maintaining global academic standards, and deliver the fruits of the research to our common people and scholars alike.

Towards this task, we already stated that, we will collaborate with global scholars and also provide opportunities for other scholars, budding women scholars and blossoming scholars from the underprivileged communities. Keeping with our dreams & promises, this issue carries fine research papers from two Women Scholars. Let Feminism grow in leaps and bounds in the field of research as well.

The 2nd issue contains 6 research papers from Tamil Nadu and the United States:

  • Hegemony of Religious Texts and Tamil based Worship vs. Sanskrit Ritualism.
  • Dravidian Movement & Thirukkural Renaissance
  • Tamil Themes – aka poruḷ & puṟa poruḷ – Native or Foreign?
  • The Approach Methodology of Periyar
  • The first Women Stalwarts in Tamil Journalism
  • The Question of Caste vs. Equality

The above Papers have been duly reviewed by domain experts. We wish you a deep reading and a pleasant sharing experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us or the Authors themselves.

Also, there was a symposium on papers featured in the last issue of Dravida Pozhil, during Feb 2021 at USA. Scholars from Tamil Nadu also joined that event online. A feature of those proceedings is also listed in this issue. Such discussion should happen for every article and every issue of the Journal. Reading alone never quenches the thirst of a researcher. A collective debate and discussion enhances our knowledge. Knowledge enhancement is the way to Social Enhancement.

Rationality, Culture, Civilization, Art, History, Language and Humanities are the many facets of the humankind, and Academic Research in those domains integrating with Dravidian Philosophy is our Mission. Towards achieving an egalitarian society, we are ploughing, seeding and cultivating the land of Dravidian Research. Without any fear or favor, without any bias or premeditation, only with a fine sense of academic and professional ingenuity, we have embarked on this journey.

Let us walk together on the road of research. Please join with us in this Dravidian Academic Journey.

-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

Volume 1, Issue 1 | January 2021 - March 2021

Foreword from the editors


Worldwide Dravidian Tamils and Distinguished Scholars, Greetings & Vanakkam from Dravida Pozhil!

“By the grove resides the spring, by beauty resides the life (poḻil vati vēnil, pēr eḻil vāḻkkai)” – so sings Sanga Tamil. The Journal of Dravidian Studies (JODS) – Dravida Pozhil also starts its beautiful journey with this issue. This is a journey of education, a journey towards the people, a journey joining the scholars and the people and a journey of social justice, wherein the doors of education were made wide open to all by the Dravidian Movement.

The Tamil word ‘Pozhil or poḻil’ not only means a grove, garden or oasis. It means where the water fluxes continuously and self-sustains in a grove of flora & fauna. Similarly, in this Dravidian Oasis – Dravida Pozhil, the concept and cohesion of Dravidian culture will flux and self-sustain with continuous improvement.

Rationality, Culture, Civilization, Art, History, Language and Humanities are the facets of the humankind.This Research Journal aims to dwell on those domains and enable a deep academic research in those faculties and deliver the benefits of research to all.

  • Fine Academic Research in the domains of Dravidian Culture, Dravidian Civilization, Dravidian Social Justice, Dravidian & Tamil Studies.
  • Deliver the fruits of this research to benefit both the Dravidian Tamil general populace and the scholars alike.
  • Integrate Dravidian thoughts and philosophies with the auspices of Global Scholars, maintaining high Educational Standards and Global Academic Standards.
  • Showcase the research capabilities of the Dravidian Intelligentsia globally, and maintain a Dravidian database of research papers and thesis.

In view of the above goals, we will collaborate with global scholars and also provide opportunities for other scholars, budding women scholars and blossoming scholars from the underprivileged communities. This Journal on Dravidian Studies is quarterly, bi-lingual, deemed-university based and will also partner with global indexes.

This first issue contains 6 splendid research papers. In addition to papers from Tamilnadu, we also have papers from Canada and Europe. “Every town is my town, Every human is my kin” is a great humanist thought, offered to the whole world by Tamilnadu. If anywhere, there exists a threat to the Tamil philosophy of “All lives are Born Equal”, then that threat exists to Tamilnadu as well. (Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere). The papers include:

  • Black Lives Matter agitations in America & the Dravidian Movement – An Analogy
  • Dravidian Philosophies in the Classical Sanga Tamil Age
  • British/European Sankritist Scholars and the Foundations of Indian Culture & Society
  • The Onomastics of the word ‘Tamilnadu’ and the role of Periyar
  • Dravidian/Aryan dichotomy in the 19th CE Saiva Sabhas
  • Caste Eradication via knowledge propagation of DNA Testing and Genetics

Papers on the above subjects were duly reviewed by domain experts. Please read and spread the word. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Editors or the Authors themselves directly.

Academic Excellence in Dravidian Studies is the need of the hour and we thank Aasiriyar Dr. K. Veeramani for recognizing this need and spearheading this research effort. At this hour, we also reminisce and pay our thanks and respects to Dravidian Intellectual Stalwarts like Pt. Iyothee Thass, Periyar EVR, Dr. Ambedkar, Arignar Anna, Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi and thousands of other stars in the Dravidian Galaxy, as we start this academic journey.

See you every three months on this Dravidian Pathway of Academics. We wish on this great Tamizh festive day, ‘Happy Pongal’ and ‘Merry Tamil New Year’ to all our readers.