Dravidian Identity Or Mere Tamil Pride?
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Dravidian Century: A Paradox

Why did the greatest movement of the south fail to redeem its emancipatory promise?

Ajay Sukumaran
Essay
The Non-Brahmin Manifesto attacked injustice; the Justice Party sought a remedy by the earliest adoption of reservation and secularisation by law.
A.R. Venkatachalapathy
Essay
This is also the bicentennial of the event that made the Dravidian identity possible: the publishing of proof, in 1816, that this was a distinct language family
Thomas R. Trautmann
Interview
The centrality of Tamil culture within the Dravidian space may have been an error of the imagination.Even history reflected chauvinistic trends...
Pranay Sharma, Sunil Menon Interviews Kathleen D. Morrison
Essay
A century failed to give us any Dalit Tamil CM, sustain a single Dalit ­academic institution, or bring Dalit castes into the Dravidian fold
K.S. Chalam
Baby Trafficking
A nationwide ‘adoption’ market flourishes with illegal buyers and sellers, even a whiff of global networks and organ trade
Dola Mitra, Arushi Bedi
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A probe into a baby-snatching case unravels a racket in Mysore
Arushi Bedi
Comment
How to show patriotism? Have a swollen chest and stand up when the drums roll. The longer you stand the better the soldier would feel...
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West Coast
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