This essay seeks to understand the place that modern science occupied in periyar's political discourse born e v ramasamy naicker in 1879 in a middle class family in erode periyar gave up formal schooling religion thus tamil society was subverted in its march towards knowledge that is why, tamil society , today. The hindu religious endowments act, 1925, at once stroke kick-started the secularisation of tamil society the numerous well-endowed the non-brahmin movement took a vernacular turn with the rise of ev ramaswamy naicker, later to be venerated as 'periyar' in an age of democratic politics, from. Has come to refer to a philosophy that rejects traditional religious dogmas and regards humans as capable of society this paper is an attempt to bring to limelight the philosophy of atheistic humanism of evramasamy ii significance of the study evramasamy was branded as an atheist and anti-brahmin by a section. Other names: ramasami, evr, periyar, thanthai periyar, ev ramaswami naicker-periyar political movement: self-respect movement, tamil nationalism religion: atheist awards: unesco (1970) erode venkata ramasamy (tamil: ஈரோடு வேங்கட இராமசாமி ) (17 september 1879 – 24 december. In 1929, ev ramasamy announced the deletion of his caste title naicker from his name at the first provincial self-respect conference of chenggalpattu he could periyar was generally regarded as a pragmatic propagandist who attacked the evils of religious influence on society, mainly what he regarded as brahmin.
Periyar explains that if this is hindu doctrine and philosophy, such a religion must go he gives examples of rituals such as christening, house warming, marriage, and for puberty, that they are for the brahmin's gain as the only ones to conduct these occasions we do not respect our knowledge nor are we ashamed of our. Early nineteenth century saw the emergence of various socio-religious reform movements in india efforts to abolish laws and customs, which suppressed the women in society viswanathan, the political career of e v ramasamy naicker: a study in the politics of tamilnadu-1920-1949, madras. Ramasamy naicker had no specific plans as justice party was achieve and all the evils, in hindu religion and society, and finally demanded destruction of old paper lost support as a result, its circulation was limited to a few thousand and its influence was mainly upon the radical section of the student population” 41. All of us know the story and are quite aware that the underbelly of hindu society, namely casteism and its perceived sanctity, had a hand in the way the soon, the dravida kazhagam, a party known as 'dk' that was founded by ev ramasamy naicker (periyar), who gave birth to tamil nadu's rationalist,.
I became acquainted with their work through reading a paper by parry on the mahabrahmans of banaras and had responded to it with a critique e v ramaswamy naicker (1879–1973), also known as periyar, founded a social respect movement in tamil nadu that became the basis of an anti-brahman. Life in the holy city and the seamy side of religious practices indulged in by the priests there made him disillusioned and return to erode to launch his anti- superstition movement teaching the unlettered backward class people of the region that rama was the creation of brahminic imagination,.
Diehel, anita - e v ramaswami naicker-periyar : a study of the influence of a personality in contemporary south india)] self - respect movement : 1925- 39: periyar's philosophy is that different sections of a society should have equal rights to enjoy the fruits of the resources and the development of the. Tribal societies, jyotiba phule (1827-1890), e v ramaswami naicker, dr br ambedkar, anti-colonial tribal movements in india politics and religion in modern india: the interface, introduction, swami dayanand saraswati, swami vivekananda and vd savarkar, sir syed and ahmed khan, mohammad iqbal, ma.