Dravidian Ideology furthers Church agenda

The beginning of the transformation of the DMK from a sovereign Dravidian party into a Church-reactive, defensive party had begun.

Twice in the final two years of the previous DMK regime in Tamil Nadu the Church pushed the DMK government into a corner making it look helpless and worse, supposedly drifting away from its ideological moorings. The DMK was accused by Tamil chauvinist splinter parties for not leveraging its status as partner in the UPA government to stop Mahinda Rajapakse from decimating the LTTE to its last man. The Church won its first major political victory in Tamil Nadu politics when the LTTE was presented not merely as the face and voice of the Tamil-speaking people of Sri Lanka, but was made congruent with the idea of Tamil People.

Note: From when it first invented itself two thousand years ago, in the kind of politics that the Church has perfected in every continent that it invaded and conquered, Tamil People is not the same as Tamil-speaking people.

dmkThe idea of Tamil People/Tamil Nation was a natural progression from the seed of anti-Brahminism, and it was the DMK which propagated it in the 1960s as a political idea. It was also the same DMK which had consistently and aggressively voiced Tamil Nadu’s concerns about the political inequities suffered by Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking minorities. Yet, by operating through its adherents and Tamil chauvinists from within the smaller fast-mushrooming Dravidian splinter parties like the MDMK, the PMK and the Viduthalai Chiruthai (VC), the Church put the DMK on the back-foot.

The beginning of the transformation of the DMK from a sovereign Dravidian party into a Church-reactive, defensive party had begun; only the DMK was in denial about the role of the Church in the unfolding events.

The Tamil Nadu Bar especially the Madras High Court is unabashedly political. Lawyers of Tamil Nadu’s courts reflecting TN’s polity, are vertically split broadly into the DMK and AIADMK factions while an emerging section can be engaged as rent-a-crowd by any party which wants violence to be let loose in court campuses. A significantly large section of TN’s lawyers had been on strike from 2008 boycotting the courts ostensibly on the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils, but actually in support of the LTTE.

A violent confrontation between striking lawyers and the police compelled the state government to make a choice between the state’s law-enforcing forces and the lawyers who constituted a sizeable Dravidian electoral constituency. Had the state government not done so, the result would have been a demoralized police force which would have refused to act, leading eventually to spiralling violence and total anarchy in the courts and on the streets.

Both cases had imprints of the Church’s hands all over them.

The taming of Jayalalithaa into a submissive Church agent was completed in record time. The Church’s calibrated measures to lead the Brahmin-led AIADMK back to non-Brahmin Dravidian political objectives began when Jayalalithaa arrested the mathadhipathis of the Kanchi matham in November 2004. The Church’s measured steps gathered momentum when Jayalalithaa:

  • Admitted Vai.Gopalaswamy ‘Vaiko’, the Christian head of the MDMK, whom she had incarcerated previously under NSA for his pro LTTE and seditious speeches, into the AIADMK orbit
  • Invited five Christian priests, including a Bishop to her Poe’s Garden residence on Christmas day in 2008 for solemn Christian prayers
  • Made promises galore to TN Christians in her election manifesto for the 2009 Lok Sabha elections
  • In a complete turnaround from the earlier stated position of her party, declared on the campaign trail in 2009 that she now believed that the secessionist state of Tamil Eelam was the only solution to the civil war in Sri Lanka
  • Promised the Christian community during her pre-election visit to Kanyakumari that when with the blessings of Jesus Christ and the good wishes of Christians she would win the Assembly Elections in April 2011, she would use state treasury funds to send Christians to Jerusalem on pilgrimage; that she thought no one could deny Christians their right to build churches anywhere they wished; she had already committed her party in 2009 to creating the Christian state of Tamil Eelam

The lateral expansion of Tamil Nadu’s Dravidian politics today in terms of tenets and scope as breakaway heresies from the parent Justice Party bears a startling resemblance to the lateral expansion of Islam and Christianity as breakaway heresies from their parent Judaism. Like the Abrahamic breakaway heresies, TN’s Dravidian parties too were nothing more than organized bodies of extremist/maximalist cult worshippers; and the hate-filled political speeches of the central cult figures like EV Ramaswamy Naicker, CN Annadurai, M. Karunanidhi and now Thol.Tirumavalavan, is passed off as Dravidian ideology.

If we must understand the dynamics of anti-Brahmin/anti-Hindu Dravidian politics in Tamil Nadu, we must understand the common features of all break away Abrahamic heresies:

  • All of them retain the basic genes from the parent; in this case, conquering the world for their jealous god who will not co-exist with other gods
  • One principle or idea, usually an idea born of hate or confrontation is developed to give them an independent identity
  • All of them denounce the parent as an imperfect being and offer themselves unabashedly as improved versions of the parent, their predecessor or both
  • All of them, without exception seek power – social, political and money power
  • All of them want territory with their respective central cult figures as new gods
  • Because they all retain the basic genes from the parent and because moving away from one heresy into another poses no ideological/existential dilemma to the new convert, such movement across the Abrahamic spectrum is discouraged with great violence – Catholic to Protestant to Anglican to Orthodox to Pentecostal and other new missions or from Judaism to Christianity, Islam to Christianity or vice versa
  • Because all Abrahamic ideologies, parent and heretic offspring alike, are about political power and control of territory, Abrahamic ideologies are always about numbers
  • In the absence of numbers in the early stages of existence, violence and terror are the usual methods for getting the converts and for terrorizing and subjugating the target people and nation
  • The Periarite groups and parties, the DMK, AIADMK, MDMK, PMK and the Viduthalai Chiruthai all retain anti-Brahminism as their core ideology; this has expanded to include anti-Hindu, anti-Hindu temples, anti-Sanskrit, anti-North India, anti-Hindi and anti-anything as opportunism demands; all of them have demonstrated at one time or the other their ever-preparedness for violence

The anti-Hindu Dravidian politics which developed around the hate-filled cult of ‘Periyar’ EV Ramaswami Naicker’s Self Respect Movement in the erstwhile Madras Presidency is therefore only an Abrahamic heretic clone.

Taking their cue from the creation of the Muslim League in 1906, the Justice Party also known as South Indian Liberal Federation was created in 1916 by powerful non-Brahmin zamindars and non-Brahmin forward castes as a political instrument with a limited objective – to demand more non-Brahmin representation in colonial government and administration. Even though the Justice party was formed to serve non-Brahmin political interests, the founders and early members of the party TM Nair, Sir P Thegaraya Chetty, the Rajas of Bobbili, Ramnad and Panagal were practicing Hindus and did not subscribe to Tamil secessionist theology associated with later Dravidian political cults.

While the Justice Party rejected extremist formulations which would destabilize society in a manner hoped for by the Church, its creation was nevertheless a step in the intended direction. It was the beginning of caste-identity politics which successfully fragmented not only Hindu consciousness but Hindu society too by pitting jaati against jaati besides accepting without question the Church’s missionary propaganda of ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ castes, ‘forward’ and ‘backward’ castes.

The political marginalization of the Brahmins had begun and the Church had every reason to be pleased; the Brahmins were the weakest link in the Hindu chain and pressure had been successfully exerted on the weakest link. The long-term grand plan was to make Hinduism congruent with Brahmins, disempower the Brahmins and hopefully this would weaken Hinduism, and eventually disempower Hindus politically by de-Hinduising the polity. The Church hoped that the fall of South India to Church machinations would knock down the Hindus in the rest of India, segment by segment, from the political arena and from all seats of power.

This may still happen if India’s polity, especially Hindus like Lalu and Mulayam, Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar and deracinated Hindus in the INC and BJP do not see even now the ultimate purpose of religious conversion and the real purpose behind the thousands of crores of foreign money that is pumped every year into the country by western governments and foreign churches.

The Christian state of Tamil Eelam was critical to Christianizing South Asia and must be seen together with the Church orchestrated upheaval in Nepal and the mischief in Myanmar.

Having created and then deepened previously unknown faultlines in Hindu society, the Church now simply had to wait for natural dynamics to take their course from the point of origin called the Justice Party. It did not have long to wait and three centuries of missionary propaganda about the inherent evil and inequities of varna and jaati vyavastha together with the cancerous spread of the Church in South India yielded bountiful results in the form of EV Ramaswami Naicker.

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Naicker joined the Indian National Congress in 1919 but quit the Congress in 1925 to form the Self Respect Movement. Periyar’s Self Respect Movement was everything that the Church had hoped for. It positioned itself against the Brahmins – the one community the Church feared the most, retained the non-Brahmin identity of the parent but went much beyond it in scope.

The Self Respect Movement was not merely non-Brahmin in its identity but also virulently anti-Brahmin and anti-Hindu. If the Justice Party was a political vehicle like the Muslim League, then the Self Respect Movement was like the Khilafat Committee and had well-defined socio-religious objectives—like the Khilafat Committee, it was not constrained by compulsions of electoral politics to observe social and political niceties.

Periyar’s violent anti-Brahmin and anti-Hindu campaign which entailed defiling and destroying Hindu temples and murtis and abusing Brahmins and Hindu gods in offensive language in public speeches sent shock-waves across the Justice Party besides causing intense revulsion among a section of its leaders. To cut a long story short, in less than a decade, the fortunes of the Justice Party and Self Respect Movement became a zero sum game.

When the Justice Party lost the Provincial elections in 1937, several of its leaders abandoned the party and joined the Self Respect Movement. In 1938 Periyar merged his Self Respect Movement with the Justice Party (just as Jinnah persuaded the Khilafat Committee to merge with the Muslim League around the same time), took control of Justice Party and renamed it Dravidar Kazhagam in 1944.

By 1944 there was little doubt that Periyar EV Ramaswami Naicker was the inevitable manifestation of the cancerous Church in TN politics.

The Justice Party was a creature of European Christian missionary intent, which fanned the flames of anti-Brahminism as a political ideology in the Madras Presidency in the late 19th and early 20th century. The anti-Brahmin political ideology was a natural consequence of the insidious anti-Brahmin and anti-jaati anti-varna campaigns carried out by European Christian missionaries for three centuries in South India. The bizarre Aryan Invasion Theory was a natural progression of the core idea. The Church’s long-term intent was to sow seeds of discord among the different jaatis, break the jaati and varna vyavastha to cut the socio-cultural and religious roots of Hindus, and then step into the void.

Anti-Brahmin political ideology, as it was conceived and executed, became anti-Hindu because of the deadly idea underlying the Aryan Invasion Theory with ‘Periyar’ EV Ramaswamy Naicker’s Dravidar Kazhagam as the most vocal and powerful proponent of the theory. The resulting anti-Hindu trend in TN polity was fertile soil for the politics of Abrahamic Minority-ism which was exactly the direction in which the Church intended for Dravidian politics to travel. The Church did not have to be seen to be planting the tree; it simply had to sow the seed of poison weed and wait for the weed to sprout.

It is doubtful if it ever occurred to Naicker, but Periyar and all Dravidian parties which followed the Dravidar Kazhagam with anti-Brahminism as the only driving force were creatures of the Church. The resulting anti-Hinduism, Tamil Nation for Tamil People all derived only from this point of origin.

What Dravidian Tamil chauvinist parties from 1916 until 2011 claim to be Dravidian ideology rooted in Self Respect is nothing more than Christian missionary agenda for Tamil Nadu.
naicker‘Periyar’ traveled extensively abroad for two years between 1929-1931 through countries as diverse as Russia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, England, France and Germany. Had Naicker been a man of acute political sense or at least an honest man, such extensive travel ought to have shown him the genocidal path that Islam and the Church were traveling, he should have judged his own society and the religious-civilisational roots of his culture by American and European Abrahamic standards.

Instead Naicker chose to retain the Church’s fabrication of the Aryan-Dravidian race theory as the core of his Self-respect Movement and later his Dravidar Kazhagam in what may only be termed swallow-and-vomit intellectualism.

Goa, Kerala and TN were the favorite breeding grounds for European missionaries and facing the kind of challenge they did in India, the missionaries set about the task of understanding societal dynamics in Hindu India.

It did not take them long to understand that it was the organic jaati and varna vyavastha and the formidable moral authority wielded by Sanyasis and Brahmins which did not allow Christian missionaries to penetrate Hindu societies. Moral authority vested in Brahmins and Sanyasis should not be confused with temporal power which was vested in different collectives with different responsibilities.

When Brahmins, both the marginally few who were affluent and the vast majority of whom were economically backward, took to English-education, pursued government employment and became doctors, engineers and judges, their hold over their villages and local communities slackened in two generations resulting in irreversible consequences not only for their community but also for the villages and temples they left behind. Effectively they left the field open for Christian missionaries and anti-Hindu Dravidian ideology to take root.

Brahmana and Sanyasa dharma embodied exemplary values – austerity, self-denial, ahimsa, learning and imparting learning; the accruing moral authority maintained inter-jaati equilibrium and stability in society. Women and elders in every jaati and varna, Brahmins and Sanyasis were acknowledged as knowers of dharma. The Portuguese, having understood the critical and central role of the Brahmins, simply picked up the Sword of Christ and decimated the Brahmins of Goa to the last man, woman and child. Only one choice was given to the Brahmins – convert or die.
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Without going into excruciating details about the diabolic tactics which Constanzo Beschi, GU Pope, Di Nobili and other charlatans adopted in South India with the sole objective of usurping the moral authority vested in Brahmins and Sanyasis, suffice it to say that while some learnt Sanskrit and Tamil, others pretended to be Brahmins and Sanyasis by sporting the tuft, sacred thread, saffron robes and living a life of bogus austerity.

Realizing that Inquisitions of the Portuguese variety in Goa would almost certainly inflame the non-Brahmin Hindu martial castes against them, Italian and British Christian missionaries knew that they could penetrate Hindu society only by becoming a cancerous cell that lodges itself quietly and unnoticed within the bloodstream of the body it intends to kill.

This cancerous missionary cell, which was manufactured in the sixteenth century in TN was dignified by the Second Vatican Council with the nomenclature ‘enculturation’.

Enculturation is a cancerous cell and is a political weapon in Christian hands in the war to conquer territory.

In our own times, Sonia Gandhi is the best example of ‘enculturation’ of the Constanzo Beschi and Di Nobili kind. When she ‘encultered’ her Christian, Roman Catholic Italian identity in the sari, when she sported the bindi and waved her hand in conscious imitation of her mother-in-law, and when she was planted inside the family and home of India’s Prime Minister, it had already been decided that she would be the cancerous cell within the Indian National Congress and by extension, in the body politic of the Hindu nation. ‘Indian National’ Congress lost its meaning once again as did the INC-led freedom movement supposedly to free the nation from White Christian colonial rule.

Once penetration into society was achieved, the cancer called the local resident missionary began to spread it. It has always been the way of the Church to defame and defile the highest institutions in target communities, create a vacuum, and then step into the resulting unrest and instability to offer its Jesus-cult religion as solution. Taking note of the moral authority wielded by Brahmins in society, the Church trained its guns on Brahmins and Hindu scriptural texts. It crafted the diabolic Aryan Invasion theory which said –

  • Brahmins were an alien race called Aryans who invaded the country, defeated the native populace or Dravidians and drove them away from North-India to the South
  • The Vedas are the roots of Hinduism and the Vedas are composed in Sanskrit
  • Brahmins spoke Sanskrit while the defeated Dravidian race spoke Tamil. Kannada and Telugu, languages in the Dravidasthan as conceived by the Church and Naicker have been placed on the backburner for the present in favour of Tamil. Tamil holds preeminence in Church calculations because Dravidian ‘Tamil’ can be expanded into Tamil People and Tamil Nation.

Persons of the eminence of Asko Parpola and Iravatham Mahadevan, not immune to pecuniary and other benefits accruing from Dravidian state patronage have now begun to mouth the preposterous theory that the language of the Saraswati-Indus script is Dravidian.

This poisonous Aryan-Dravidian propaganda inter alia also meant –

  • Hinduism is only Brahminism (the Romilla Thapar brand of history writing uses this language)
  • Because the Vedas are the roots of Hinduism and the Vedas are composed in Sanskrit and it is the religion of the alien race which invaded and occupied this land, Tamil-speaking Dravidians are not Hindus
  • Dravidians are not Tamil-speaking Hindus in South India but are Tamil People (Tamil Inam) with a culture that has nothing to do with Hinduism
  • Saivism, the religion of the Tamil People of Dravidasthan, is Tamil Saivism and therefore is not Hinduism

The objective was to eat away the umbilical cord binding Tamil Hindus to Hindus in the rest of India and replace it with a sense of anti-Hindu Dravidian Tamil and anti-Hindu, non-Hindu Church ‘Tamil’ ness.

This was the lemon sold to Kashmiri Hindus too in the name of Kashmiriyat. The Kashmiriyat lemon was sold to Kashmiri Hindus by Kashmiri Muslims which said, we Kashmiris are unique and so Kashmiri Hindus have more in common with Kashmiri Muslims than with the Hindus in the rest of India.

This is vintage Christian war strategy: delink the target community from its parent, give it a sense of separateness resulting in alienation, render it defenseless, alone and vulnerable, and then step in for the kill. The political propaganda that Sikhism is not Hinduism, Jainism is not Hinduism is a piece of the same diabolic fabric. Sikhs and Jains who mouth this fiction must look at the tragic fate of Kashmiri Hindus.

While the political trajectory of Dravidian anti-Hindu politics is now better understood, what has so far escaped the notice of political observers and commentators is the picture that emerges when we connect the dots. First, the growing numbers of breakaway heresies within the Dravidian fold:

  1. Justice Party 1916 (non-Brahmin zamindars and forward castes)
  2. Self Respect Movement 1925 – Dravidar Kazhagam 1944 (EV Ramaswami Naicker)
  3. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1949 (CN Annadurai, Karunanidhi)
  4. All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1972 (MG Ramachandran, Jayalalithaa).

For the moment, all latter-day heresies which followed the AIADMK in quick succession, including Tamil Muslim and Tamil Christian heresies are left out of the reckoning.The new heresy around the cult of MG Ramachandran dealt a near-mortal blow to the hitherto unchallenged heresy, the DMK. From 1972 when the AIADMK (ADMK as it was then called) was formed until today, the DMK and AIADMK have successfully played the Bad cop/Good cop routine with the Hindus of TN.

The rise of the DMK was marked by physical abuse of Brahmins in public spaces:

  • Cutting off their sacred thread
  • Dragging Brahmin men by their tufts and in several instances even cutting off their tuft (apocryphal stories about Chanakya and the evil Dhanananda tell us how King Dhanananda gave Chanakya the choice between death and cutting off his Brahminic tuft)
  • Obscene and vulgar depiction of Brahmin men and even women, their customs, traditions and their way of life in Tamil films
  • Public calls to make Brahmin women the common property of non-Brahmin men
  • Increasing shrill calls for seceding from the Indian Union and the beginning of usage of political phrases Tamil People and Tamil Nation which found prompt echo and support in American/Western think tanks and their foreign policy jargon

mgrMGR’s AIADMK departed marginally from what was widely recognized as Dravidian politics in that MGR did not encourage public humiliation and physical abuse of Brahmins. Significantly, he did not depart even minimally from the anti-Brahmin and anti-Hindu Dravidian tenets and policies. Nevertheless, the good cop role assumed by MGR triggered a frenzy of covert political activity by the Church in neighboring Sri Lanka.

Neither the LTTE, nor demands by other splinter Tamil separatist groups for the secessionist state of Tamil Eelam were accidents of history.

Conquest of nations by the sword or by the cancer called religious conversion remains the sole objective of the Church. When the Church’s dream of Dravidasthan comprising the whole of South India fragmented into Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the Church changed tracks and began to work on the notion of Tamil Nation comprising the whole of Tamil Nadu in India and the North and East of Sri Lanka.

The notion of Tamil People had already been sowed by the Church both in India and in Sri Lanka and had taken root. The Church’s most promising offspring, the violence-prone DMK had been well groomed as the vehicle for Tamil People/Tamil Nation in India; it was time to deliver a similar creature in Sri Lanka and the emergence of MG Ramachandran in Tamil Nadu provided the perfect backdrop to unveil the Sri Lankan chapter of the Tamil Nation.

Born in a small town near Kandy in Sri Lanka to immigrant parents from Kerala, MGR’s Sri Lanka connection gave the Tamil Nation idea a personal, emotional edge which ultimately and totally unexpectedly, destroyed the movement, its terrorist vehicle and its sponsors in India; the idea of Tamil Nation itself suffered a serious setback.

At the time of independence, in 1948, a peculiar situation prevailed in Sri Lanka where the politically assertive section both among the Sinhala and Tamil people were Christians, a situation which continues till the present day. This was the result of the almost total control of education and state patronage extended to Christian missionary schools and colleges by all colonial powers – Portuguese, Dutch and then the British.

Church-run schools, which received colonial state patronage and government funds, provided education in English as compared to the education in the vernacular languages in Sinhala and Tamil provided by temples and Buddhist monasteries. English education was mandatory for admission to institutions of higher learning which in turn led to employment in government institutions.

The Church in Sri Lanka, in an extension of its rice-bowl conversion in Africa, made admission to their schools and colleges conditional upon religious conversion to Christianity in what may be termed blackboard conversion. The Church in South India targeted the Tamil Nadar community similarly; thus within the same family those who opted to send their children to missionary schools converted to Christianity and were given alien foreign sounding Christian names.

Not surprisingly, in the early years of the twentieth century, only those Sri Lankans – Sinhala and Tamil who were English-educated were employed by the British administration in government jobs and the same section emerged as frontrunners in the country’s polity too. Bandaranaike, Jayawardene, Lakshman Kadirgamar, Chelvanayakam and even Ranasinghe Premadasa, son of Richard Ranasinghe were all Christians. The Church had never had it so good except that the notion of Tamil People which the Church had sown in society rebounded on the Church in an unexpected turn of events.

While the Church fabricated the Tamil People/Tamil Nation fiction in India vis a vis the Brahmins, its work to plant the cancerous cell in Sri Lanka was made easier because the Tamil language and its culture/people had to be presented as being separate only vis a vis the Sinhala language and its culture/people. The fact that both the Sinhala speaking people and the Tamil speaking people were civilisationally, culturally and religiously bound to Hinduism was pushed to the margins of their collective consciousness; and identity of language was privileged over civilisational identity.
Buddhist clergy in Sri LankaThe Buddhist clergy in Sri Lanka, like the non-Brahmins of Tamil Nadu, was a willing customer for Church peddled separatism. The Church’s invidious propaganda about the separateness of Tamil People from the nationhood of Sri Lanka and about Tamil People being a distinct nationality with a right to their own territory not only worked like cancer in the Tamil psyche but also reactively in the Sinhala psyche.

A brief look at Sri Lanka’s demography is in order to understand how and why the Church’s invidious propaganda succeeded in that country.

Sri Lanka’s demography as per language
Sinhala – 74%
Tamil – 12.6%
Tamil of Indian origin – 5.19%[ii]

Religious demography  
Buddhism – 70%
Hinduism – 15%
Islam – 7.5%
Christianity – 7.5%

Sinhala speaking people are both Buddhists and Christians; Tamil speaking people are Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Except for a negligible percentage of Moors who are Muslims, the majority of Sri Lanka’s Muslims are Tamil-speaking just as all Sri Lanka’s Buddhists are Sinhala-speaking.

After independence in 1948, in a move to assert the Sinhala identity of the nation and to stem the trend of what the Buddhist clergy thought was disproportionate numbers of Tamil-speaking people (mostly Tamil Christians and negligible numbers of forward caste Tamil Hindus who did not need the Church’s missionary charity for higher education) in government employment, administration and high-end professions including politics, which the Buddhist clergy correctly attributed to Church-run English medium schools and colleges, the Buddhist clergy prevailed upon the Sri Lankan government to nationalize all educational institutions, impart education in the vernacular languages, and accord primacy once again to Pirivenas or educational institutions run by Buddhist monasteries.

Although the move to nationalize Sri Lanka’s education was formalized only in 1961, the trend towards non-missionary Sinhala and Tamil vernacular schools had already begun in the 1930s. But the government move to nationalize education in 1961 dealt a near-mortal blow to Christian evangelization and religious conversion when the most potent instrument for religious conversion, Church-funded and administered missionary schools and colleges were defanged. The front-end of the assembly line which was delivering Sinhala and Tamil Christian political leaders at the other end had been permanently disabled dealing a terrible blow to the Church agenda to control the government.

The Church’s Tamil People/Tamil Nation boomerang turned around and began to fly back at the Church. The Church trained its guns on the Buddhist clergy again, this time by sharpening the division between the Sinhala majority and Tamil minority by taking recourse to extremism in the form of the LTTE. Needless to say, the top leadership of the LTTE was Christian with notional Hindus in the LTTE cadre playing useful idiots to fulfil the Church agenda.

The time had come to give shape to the Sri Lankan vehicle for Tamil separatism to match the rise and growth of the DMK in Tamil Nadu. The measures that the Church took to realize the Christian state of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka and in Tamil Nadu were always well calibrated and in tune with events in both countries. The LTTE burst upon the political scene in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu in 1975; it follows that preparation for the launch must have started at least a few years earlier.

The success of the Church propaganda that the Tamil speaking people of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu were a separate nationality can be gauged from the fact that while the Buddhist clergy, reacting strongly to Tamil separatism which had reared its head even before independence in 1948, wanted to push the Tamil speaking people of Sri Lanka to the margins of national life, it remained sanguine to the fact that every President that the country elected was Christian; Sinhala Christian. The Buddhist clergy was prepared to accommodate an Abrahamic religion into its conception of Sinhala nationalism while refusing to reach out to the civilisationally related Tamil Hindus who constituted 15% of the population.

Pitting brother against brother is classic Abrahamic/Christian war tactics going back to the Old Testament.

Christians who constitute 7.5% of the population were tactically distributed among the 74% Sinhala, 12.6 % Tamil and 5.19% Indian Tamil populace thus giving the Church a powerful leverage among all sections of the language divide.

The Sinhala-Buddhist Tamil-Hindu animosity had very little to do with religion while it had everything to do with language. The Sinhala-Buddhists and Tamil-Hindus alike failed to see the cancerous cell called the Sinhala Christian and Tamil Christian quietly embedded in their respective bloodstreams and who were the sole beneficiary from the internecine war between the Sinhala and Tamil speaking people of Sri Lanka.

The rise of MGR and the formation of the AIADMK coincided not only with the rise and emergence of the LTTE in Sri Lanka but also with the rise and emergence of the Sri Lankan communist party, the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna or the JVP. Considering the role of the Church behind the Maoists of Orissa and Nepal it is tempting to wonder if the Church may not have had a hand in the creation of this new front with cadres drawn equally from among the economically backward Tamil and Sinhala speaking people in its early years. What cannot also be denied is that the Church has always adroitly turned every event, every phenomenon to its advantage.

The emergence of MGR, the return of Indira Gandhi in 1980 as Prime Minister, the rise of the LTTE and the rise of the JVP, proved to be a direct and four-pronged attack against the Sri Lankan government and an indirect attack against the primacy and power of the island’s Buddhist clergy. The Church was the only beneficiary of the three decades long civil war which tore Sri Lanka apart and which was ended with the determined extermination of the LTTE in 2010. Not only is the Church continuing to harvest Tamil souls in Sri Lanka but is also harvesting souls in Tamil Nadu’s refugee camps. The protracted civil war in Sri Lanka provided the Church with a bountiful harvest.

Indians outside Tamil Nadu remember the dismissal of the DMK government by Prime Minister Chandrashekhar in 1991. What is almost totally unknown is that the reviled LTTE was armed and trained by the Tamil Nadu and Indian governments in camps set up in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka where India’s armed forces gave the LTTE full military training including in guerilla warfare.

ltteThe well-armed and trained LTTE cadre was then sent into Sri Lanka as deadly terrorists in a move which many foreign affairs experts believe was intended by Indira Gandhi and MGR acting in tandem to force the Sri Lankan government to the negotiating table and draft an equitable national constitution which would protect and guarantee equal rights for the Tamil speaking minority community.

While MGR who became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1977 was playing competing Dravidian politics with the defeated DMK around the core issue of Tamil People/Tamil Nation, for Indira Gandhi, who felt the urgent need to assert her strong-man image, it was more a move to reassert her one-woman regional super power status which the creation of Bangladesh had given her in 1971.

Indira Gandhi and MG Ramachandran may have acted for two entirely different reasons when they set up camps in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India to train, arm and finance the LTTE but they created a Bhasmaasura who turned upon the very people who made the LTTE invincible against the Sri Lankan government in the first place. Indira Gandhi was playing with secessionist fire at home and abroad – she created Bhindranwale and the problem of Khalistan and she created the problem of the LTTE and Tamil Eelam – fires which would soon engulf India, herself and her family.

It was not in the capacity of any state government in TN to militarily arm and train the LTTE without the tacit support and active involvement of the central government. Whoever was advising Indira Gandhi on foreign affairs did not have the nation’s interests in mind, that much is obvious when one retrospectively analyses the events of the critical 1970 and 1980s decade. It is not clear why Indira Gandhi and MGR privileged the LTTE over other Tamil political groups, parties and formations but it was this privileging and the money, arms and training provided to the LTTE which gave the LTTE the brute power and the motive to decimate the leadership and cadre of all other Tamil groups so that it could emerge as the sole representative of the Tamil-speaking people of Sri Lanka.

While the frightening growth of the LTTE gave the Tamil secessionist movement in Sri Lanka a phenomenal impetus, it also caused an equally strong reaction from India and the Sri Lankan government. The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi brought to an immediate end all help rendered to the LTTE; it also pushed the Sri Lankan government to equip its own army to deal with the LTTE.

Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the subsequent weakening of the Congress party ushered in the era of coalition politics and the huge returns accruing from participation in government in Delhi and the compulsions of coalition politics not only tamed the two major Dravidian parties into a semblance of nationalism but effectively turned Tamil Nadu away not only from the path of secessionism, but also turned it away from the LTTE.

The Church had to regroup and formulate a new war strategy.

The rise of Brahmin Jayalalithaa within the ranks of the AIADMK and her eventual coronation as General Secretary which shook the very foundations of Dravidian politics, the rise of the BJP in national politics, the fading lure of the idea of secessionist Tamil Eelam and weakening prospects of realizing it even within Tamil Nadu, and the new trend in Indian politics which catapulted both the DMK and the AIADMK to Delhi imposing upon them the primacy of national interests over interests of regional political parties forced the Church to forge new strategies and lay a new road towards its objective of carving the Christian state of Tamil Eelam.

The following trends emerged in Tamil Nadu more or less simultaneously from around the mid 1990s decade and continues till the present:

  • The Church began to invest in television news channels, schools of journalism and mass communication.
  • The Church also pushed for creating the department of human rights in Tamil Nadu colleges and universities
  • Foreign governments, notably the UK and US through DFID and USAID began to fund NGOs in India, primarily Christian NGOs
  • Foreign Christian funding agencies like World Vision, Action Aid and agencies from Germany, France and the Netherlands began to fund churches and Christian NGOs
  • Tamil Nadu is the largest recipient of foreign funds
  • The Church began to fund television soap operas and also financed Tamil films
  • Christians are entering the Tamil Nadu film industry and the small screen in almost every area – as directors, producers, actors and music directors
  • Tamil films and television Tamil serials routinely make reference to Tamil People and Tamil Nation
  • The Church is buying hundreds of acres of land across Tamil Nadu; this is visible even in overcrowded Chennai
  • Christians are cornering a major chunk of the reservation quota in admission to institutions of higher learning and also in government jobs; there are growing numbers of Christian students in engineering, medical and law colleges and universities
  • Churches and prayer houses are being built in almost every street in Chennai and close to every Hindu temple, big and small
  • Churches are coming up even in the holiest of holy Hindu temple towns and they are being allowed by Dravidian parties to come up close to temples
  • Foreign Christian missionaries from America, Malaysia and South Korea have a free run of the streets in Chennai
  • Instigating fisher-folk communities is the Church’s latest ploy[iii]

Every penny and paisa that the Church spends, it spends as investment towards realizing its core objective – control of communities leading to control of polity leading ultimately to control of government culminating in bloody or bloodless conquest of territory. The path to this objective is religious conversion; what was achieved solely through enculturation in the 16th and 17th centuries, through the Church’s missionary educational and medical institutions in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is now being achieved through NGOs, through an aggressive political discourse in religious freedom and human rights which always work only to the Church’s advantage to facilitate penetration, conversion and conquest.

Investing in political parties is the Church’s latest venture in Tamil Nadu. The Church’s investment, besides the time-tested and highly successful strategy of planting Christians in important ruling families through the love angle or as close confidants to politicians, is three-pronged:

  • Donate liberally and in proportion to expected returns to the two largest Dravidian parties
  • Besides the generous donations, also get Christians to become members of every big and small political party – DMK, AIADMK, MDMK, PMK, DMDK so that these parties, with an eye on the Christian vote bank are compelled to nominate Christians as office bearers at state and district levels
  • Start new Tamil extremist parties and create more and more Tamil chauvinist outfits to make shrill noises for Tamil People/Tamil Nation, for the LTTE, against the Sri Lankan government, against the central government, even against judges of the High Court and Supreme Court, for human rights, against law-enforcing agencies like police and army; in effect create enough noise and generate enough heat to provoke uncooperative and weak governments to either use force or hopefully to surrender to extremist demands

The ploy has succeeded because the Church always preys upon vulnerability, ambition, hubris and greed. The state government-central government partnership had yielded phenomenal results for the Christian state of Tamil Eelam but that had ended with Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. Temptations of sharing power in New Delhi had weakened even the verbal call and support for Eelam. The Church’s next move was to weaken the two largest Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu by making them dependant upon smaller parties for survival.

The Church was the only force which foresaw the advantages of weakening national, nationalist and large regional parties. Tamil Nadu politics had been centered around only two poles for close to half a century. A strong DMK and AIADMK were assets to both the Congress and the BJP not only in state elections but also in national elections. The Church saw how regional parties with no support outside of their states could still influence national policies and it applied the rule with great foresight in Tamil Nadu.

As government support for the LTTE ended and the vehicle was destroyed in Sri Lanka, the Church had to keep the idea of Tamil People/Tamil Nation alive in Tamil Nadu. Even as the Church donated liberally to both the DMK and AIADMK, it punished them both by eating into their varied constituencies through the innumerable splinter parties which mushroomed to coincide with waning government support and interest in Tamil Eelam.

The two largest Dravidian parties were themselves made vulnerable to intra-state coalition politics which diminished their value and leverage in New Delhi. Neither the Congress nor the BJP were strong enough to accommodate the baggage which now came along with the DMK and the AIADMK in the form of their state coalition partners.

The Congress and the BJP would now be subject to pressures not only from Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa but also from Vaiko, Thol Thirumavalavan and Ramdoss; not to speak of the good reverend Father Jegath Gaspar Raj, the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam and the Indian Christian Front. Muslims and Christians not only form political parties which are overtly Christian and Muslim but also spread themselves tactically in all important political parties for leverage.

The DMK and AIADMK must both realize that only when Tamil Nadu’s non-Brahmin communities, when coastal villages and communities remain Hindu, their own electoral constituencies will remain with them. If they allow Christian donation to their parties to pressure their policies, if they allow foreign money to continue to come on the scale it is now coming into Tamil Nadu, inevitably, inexorably, they will be weakened because the first rule in any business is that all investments must yield profit.

The Church is not going to invest money into their parties and the state only to have Karunanidhi and family, Jayalalithaa and baggage to enjoy the fruits of power. The Church wants the whole of Tamil Nadu and a large part of Sri Lanka. If the DMK, AIADMK and the BJP do not see this even now, it may well spell their doom. The Congress in Tamil Nadu is recruiting Christians into the party at all levels as leaders and as cadre.

If because the DMK and AIADMK have already been weakened, and if because the BJP in Tamil Nadu is still clueless about what is happening in the state, the Congress resurrects itself, it will resurrect as a Christian party whose Christian content will not be immediately seen or felt. It will either wear an encultured face like it wears now in Delhi and wore in Andhtra Pradesh under Rajasekhar Reddy or it may even opt for a temporary Hindu face.

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Hindus can be protected and Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu protected from the predatory Church only if India’s polity, Tamil Nadu’s polity and the Buddhist clergy in Sri Lanka wake up to the Church’s agenda for India, Sri Lanka and Asia.

Notes:  
[i] The writer has used the word Church generically to mean not only churches of all denominations, including Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Lutheran, Adventist, Pentecostal and New Life, New Mission but also Christian NGOs, Christian funding agencies, White Christian governments and countries which legitimize and use evangelization and militant Christian missionary objectives as instruments of foreign policy in countries of Asia, especially India, China, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia; the generic Church also includes the United Nations with a charter that enforces Christian ‘liberal’ political principles as the universal socio-political ideal which will be enforced coercively by any one of the arms of the generic Church, including military intervention.

[ii] Indian Tamil people are indentured labour from the erstwhile Madras presidency forcibly transported to Sri Lanka to work in British owned tea-estates.

[iii] South of Cuddalore, every fishing hamlet along Tamil Nadu’s vast coastline is almost 100% Christian. The Church wants fisher-folk to be given the status of Scheduled Tribes where even Christian converts are eligible for reservation quota; and that is why the Church is not asking for Scheduled Caste status. The Church is playing a covert role in getting Tamil Nadu’s fishermen to regularly intrude into Sri Lankan waters, not only to pressure the state government and New Delhi to confront the Sri Lankan government, but also to provoke the Sri Lankan government into using force to deal with trespassing fishermen. The idea is to vitiate Tamil Nadu/India-Sri Lanka relations.

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Radha Rajan is a Chennai-based political analyst. She is also author and animal activist.
  • Arulappa Marian

    The lengthy article is found with distorted facts. Simple example is that Periyar left Congress since the untouchability is practiced in Congress run study centre at Cheranmahadevi. He demanded to change the practice which was not considered by the party. It is a historical event and the author comfortably hide it. She is also terming Periyar with ‘Nicker’ suffix, which was thrown out by him deliberately in public. The article try to prove that Periyar sided with Christianity, which is hilarious. He is a legend who called all the believers of God as FOOLs. The author has vested interest and used all her imagination to present a satisfactory reading!!

  • JB

    This is 2015, the whole world knows that religion is a personal choice and everyone has the freedom to choose his/her religion. Who I worship, which holy books I read are nobody’s business. Only a handful of people in the world are known to interfere with other people’s personal religious beliefs: IS, Taliban and their parallels from other religions. You are their Hindu parallel. It’s great though that the vast majority Hindus are aware of this. Same agenda, same principle, just different religions.

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  • ps

    Would love to hear about how to tackle this octopus called Church and save Hinduism from seemingly invisible tentacles? I think cinversion of xtians of west is the only way.

  • Naagesh Padmanaban

    A powerful and well researched tracking of the course Tamil politics has taken and will take; It is an eye opener for BJP and other nationalist forces; But the off setting feature here is that Tamil Nadu in the last decade or so has seen a phenomenal and visible reiteration in Hindu belief systems – e.g ever swelling crowds in temple; but author’s points cannot be disputed – eternal vigilance is the price of freedom

  • Prasad

    Ms.Rajan – you forgot to mention about the Naam Tamizhar group led by Simon alias Seeman. Mr. Simon has been doing a lot of publicity hunting over the last several years with his support of Tamil Eelam. He is probably even more outspoken and agressive than Vaiko when it comes to anti Hindu / anti Brahmin posturing.

    Thanks for a very informative and detailed analysis.

    Regards

  • Rajalakshmi J

    It is only Chinnappa Dhevar & AP.Nagarajan I like.

    Rest of the movie makers are all pro christian. Anti hindu. Ditto for well known bengali movie makers. Sathyajit Rays , Mrinal sens make good movies BUT they are all anti Hindu. Most bengalis are anti American screaming “down down with America …anti imperialism …” but you would not come across a single Svami Vivekananda among them.

    It is indian movies that have successfully eroded critical thinking among lot of Indians.

  • Rajalakshmi J

    ///From when it first invented itself two thousand years ago, in the
    kind of politics that the Church has perfected in every continent that
    it invaded and conquered, Tamil People is not the same as Tamil-speaking people. The
    idea of Tamil People/Tamil Nation was a natural progression from the
    seed of anti-Brahminism, and it was the DMK which propagated it in the
    1960s as a political idea///

    This article by Smt.Radha Rajan surely cleared lot of doubts in my mind.

    She is spot on how Jayalalithaa has also been coerced by christian missionaries.

    CPI Raja is also a christian. This is one more reason we should ensure only BJP stays in power.

    I owe a BIG Thank you to Radha Rajan.

  • JK

    Our family hailed from Salem district my Grandfather & Father both settled down in Ahmedabad in Late 60’s working for a Textile Mill and still my Mom and Dad are there and I work in Hyderabad. I too born and brought up in Gujarat did schooling and college from Gujarat. I never came across any such Anti-Brahmanism protest in Guajrat like Tamil Nadu has witnessed I can say Jainism is extreme end of Brahmanism even our friends will not even ask you to come to their house not only Non-gujjus even other caste Gujjus also if you by chance visit them we need to see their grim face but still other caste Gujus accepted them but never revolted.

    I too had Tamil friends they used to have Tamil Daily Calender with Karuna’s Photo on it on wall of their house when I
    used to ask my Grand Father who is this guy with black Glass he used to tell he is Karunanidhi-Paythiyoo (Fool) and continuation he used to tell he thrown out all Tam Brahmins from TN. When I asked why he used to tell just because non-Brahmins could not match to the caliber of Brahmins in terms of education and knowledge in that jealous he ran a Dravidian movement.

    On asking why you and Dad not revolted against Brahmin he used to say why we need to we are from Handloom Weaver’s caste and they are Temple Pusari, we need them for Temple or for house Poojas and they need Veti (White Dhoti) for wearing and that they can’t weave so they used to purchase from us by ordering this is how we both where dependent on each other so where is question of Skill comes here? He asked me and my sister you
    try to match there caliber by exceling in academic and try to be engineer or professor but by revolting and blaming them for all cause of your life will not serve anything.

    Some where I read problem of fertility this problem is not only in Tam-Brahmins it is with all other caste, community and religious men and women from all other states that’s why across cities fertility center has mushroomed providing treatment. Main reason is life style has modernized after marriage postponing child concentrating on career and achievement in life like having first own house and own car and when such couples try to have baby after a gap of even after one year nothing works for them. I have seen couples from Muslims and Christian religion having
    fertility problem and taking treatment while they consume Meat, Onion and all other stuffs then why such food items is blamed for fertility problem. Today if we say No to something which is coming on our way, then when we want next time desperately it won’t come to us it will come after 360 degree revolution so we may get it in one day, one week or one year or after 5 years but that fellow creator of all is bit harsh in matter of granting parenthood. Even if married lady wants
    baby and get conceived others will brand her as conservative or narrow minded same if boy wants baby surrounding people will brand him with same titles.Middle class are caught in cross road of Urbanization and Traditional and has
    got no idea which side to take first. Misadventure of women empowerment among working women’s is causing immense damage to social fabric of boy’s side’s family.

    Ambedkar fans must be aware that their GOD was married to Chitpavan Marathi Brahmin lady and not someone from Dalit caste or from Lower castes but criticized Brahmins to meet his Anti-Brahmin ideology.

    Two thing which I don’t like of Brahmins from which ever states they are as I worked in Gujarat, Maharastra,TN and now AP they never speak up for others just get isolated from Team when all others in Team are united even don’t like to acknowledge other Team members contribution in their success.

    • Dr. MS

      You are right JK. It has been a shock to me too…coming from both outside India and outside Tamil Nadu. It is so scary that a Gujarati woman, speaking fluent Tamil, married to a Brahmin, though she is from a Patel family, told me in Silicon Valley how awful people were to her husband and her (because they assumed she was a Brahmin who had married a Brahmin) in Tamil Nadu. After dating and marriage they left the State. Her in-laws also left in droves..This was way after the year 2000. Imagine what it must have been like before that? There are trolls on this site who follow me around and say awful things: They are anti-Brahmin Dravidians (who assume I am Brahmin because of my last name), they are DMK supporters, they are Sri Lankan extremists, they are Jihadists, they are anti Indians, some are Christ fundamentalists…but they’ll make up stories about you just to push themselves forward and slowly destroy from within. Their evil, even on these weblogs, is unbelievable. They give all the good Dravidians, good Tamilians, good non-Brahmins, good Hindus, and good Indians a very bad name.

  • Sree Charan R

    Many of the film makers today sincerely pledge like this:
    ” All Indians are my communists and secularists.I have all the constitutional rights to defame my nation//tradition. I need to honestly exercise my freedom of expression to distort history and spread hatred. I am arrogant enough to disrespect critics, and ignorant enough to sympathize pseudo-intellectuals. I also must be rational enough to misinterpret Religion deliberately. I should regularly do the subtle propaganda so that a layperson may not realize it; though it affects him/her unconsciously. I should also include few perverted scenes here and there, in the name of individualism, so that people may be empowered. To satisfy my funds, I also need to be unpatriotic in projecting sentiments of my countrymen.I ought to disrespect human relationships, and deconstruct it to fill my modernist tendencies.I should also show against the regional social,cultural customs, including the respective philosophies. ”
    Increasingly, a trend can be observed, in which artistic freedom is being misused for ideological purposes.And all the concerned institutions are equal participants in this unfortunate, but well intended trend.
    Disclaimer: “All the characters represented in this comment are fictional, and may not represent real beings.
    And ,any such representation is highly welcomed.Also, if it hurts the feelings of anyone, please excuse us; our masters are well prepared to take care of those.And, no animals are injured in the commenting process.”
    Thank You

  • Dr. MS

    I have an anecdote to share. I had an interesting experience with an Anglo woman who stood in front of me as I tried to get through a narrow space in a fruit market few hours ago. She moved only when I got close to her, and because she is the Anglo ruler, at least that is what the attitude showed, she actually threw a gaalee at me while all the dark skinned Dravidians stood cowering in front of her. I looked past her as if she matters little to me while she mumbled galee because she is only used to Indian women, Tamilians, Dravidians and South Indians stretching their smile and anus at the sight of her, and moving away in fear, deference and total obedience and devotion. I refused to do that.

    So I looked at her with contempt…conveying, “Oh no you don’t. You do not occupy every space in the world, including North America where you killed the Natives and enslaved Blacks, and every nook and corner of the world, and use these sites to read the comments and find new ways to ‘divide and rule’. I might have differences with my brothers and sisters. I might even argue with my own sister. I might have differences with DMK politics….but you will never use it against us or my people. Do you understand madam Anglo and sir Anglo? Do you understand? Now take your cheap fruits, pay what is due and leave my country with grace. Do you understand you fool.”

    That is how you deal with colonialists and colonial idiots who try to divide and rule…by using this Dravida politics. Next time I see content of these sites, where honest democracy is at work, being used by editors, editorial board, spies and other unenlightened fools playing “Gotcha” games, “Or divide and rule”. game…I will come after you with every thing one can master and muster. Never underestimate the Tamilian Kaali. I am happy to be one sometimes.

  • Sree Charan R

    This article has cleared many of the doubts/misconception.Deep analysis; but the need of the hour(and minute and second) is to spread this information and turn it into wisdom.Thanks to the author.

  • Dr. MS

    As I was reading the article and the comments a sudden sadness took over me, I thought, “How sad in 2015 we are discussing these issues that should have been solved decades ago. And we should have moved on to have become a strong smart united integrated country…that should at least be as emerging and as powerful as China But we, in some parts, are stuck in such petty provincialism and petty divisions.”

    I was reading an article, more like an eulogy, in New York Times for a man who was some Silicon Valley guy whose wife was a super rich CEO whom he supported and guided in her “hard negotiations to make billions”. He did not invent anything and she is not an innovator either,,,but the entire Jewish tribe came together to use the media to pay tribute to him, primarily as a husband who helped his wife succeed and a father who gave time to his children. There were ordinary people who did not know them paying compliment after compliment. I was impressed with the tribal connection, loyalty and obligation towards two super rich Silicon Valley people who are not part of the old inventing class…but the more “media class”. Even that was praised and praised….What do we Indians do? We drag the best of ours down,

    We bring down the best of our scholars (including women scholars), educators, thinkers, writers, change agents, innovators, inventors…and spend time over petty, petty, petty issues….driving each other down over trivial issues that keeps us enslaved for generations.

    Look at who is on the board of this magazine. It is not many Indians…is it?

    • Rama

      What is your point? Stop trolling

      • Dr. MS

        You can stop using the name Rama. It is not your name. Your name is Robert..so stop the pretense. And get off other sites as well.

    • Empty vessel sounds……?????? Troll, trollllll…..

      • Dr. MS

        It scared you didn’t it? Because the truth about your trolling is coming out right now. Only people with fear and hatred follow others on the web. It appears that you are the troll, terrified of being found out, and we know who your friends in the DMK inside are. So, stop the trolling and the pretense. .

  • A detailed analysis. Kudos.

    The role of Marxism, class-based “scientific” analysis, class war (= caste war), the models ascribed to Brahmin hegemonism used by EVR (talking about Shudras being the feet of the Purusha), is omitted. Though Marxism is Abrahamic, it hides it extremely well, with Atheism, ” on the side of history” and “truthy” scientific constructs (labour, surplus value, feudal-to-capitalist-to-socialist-to-communist flow etc). This works very well in the adherent-recruitment battle.

    Dravidian politics has Atheism as one of its core values. But TN people of all castes worship many Gods and are polytheistic. How is this contradiction being managed? It is clear from DK leader K. Veeramani’s views that he attacks Brahminism only because it is the ‘evil majority religion’. He says that church and Islamic backwardness is unacceptable but not a priority. He also contrasts “English education, western enlightenment values and progress” against “regressive, casteist, ritualistic, worthless and superstitious Brahminism”. This aids mobilization on an anti-Brahmin basis. What is your answer to that, Radhaji ?

    • shankar

      “Dravidian politics has Atheism as one of its core values. But TN people of all castes worship many Gods and are polytheistic. How is this contradiction being managed?”

      Tamizh people are emotionally attached to (& are mostly mad about) tamizh language. This has been misused by the politicians to the hilt. They are constantly fed with the bogeyman of hindi-speaking community and are brainwashed to believe that they are a different species altogether (Aryan-Dravidian Myth). The main stream discourse still treats non-tamizh population as a different race. That is why we often hear the terms “Tamizh Blood”, “Tamizh Heart”, “Tamizh Liver”..etc. in the tamizh media.

      Despite all the contradictions between the tamizh population & the dravidian politicians, they are all tied by the under current of Tamizh language. The people still assume that the dravidian politicians represent the Tamizh language cause. Things will improve only when they realise that the politicians do not care for the language & that they are being misled.

      Whenever such a contradiction is identified and threatens to enligthen the people, the Tamizh language issue is raked & all of them unite against a common enemy.

      Sad Fate of the Tamizh speaking state.

      • One of the great Indian rope tricks is the usage of an ideology to further what the movement is officially against. For example, povertarianism. Indira G, Sonia G and Rahul G will lift large no. of people out of poverty – by waiving loans, rural income guarantees, subsides for the BPL-wallahs etc. How to finance these – by loot, crony socialism, quota-licence-permit raj etc.

        Similarly, RJD fights caste-ism in Bihar by mobilising Yadavs, forcing the upper castes to counter-mobilize. Devegowda will fight casteism my mobilising vokkaligas against lingayats. His party is actually called jaatyateeta janata daLa !

        The pioneer in such dialectically diabolical strategies is Tamil Nadu. Do some divisive mobilization, forcing your opponents to counter-mobilize on this basis. Now you can see why anti-Brahminism is such a brilliant idea ! It is the demographics !

        The campaign against Rajaji’s vocational training idea was precisely such a one, though in fact it was a highly beneficial idea ! This idea is religiously followed by dynasty politicians, famously Kaliagnar Karunanidhi ! Look at the number of hypocrisies he, IG, Sg and RG have managed.

        This dynamic, the rope trick has to be properly understood. Devotion to tamizh is the smoke-screen, just as anti-imperialism while educating one’s progeny in English is a smoke-screen. Check out Vijay Prashad, Prof. Vinay Lal, Amartya Sen and offsprings ! Check out Coalition Against Genocide(CAG) and South Asia Citizens Web (SACW). How they bravely resisted visa approval to Modi, a classic case of NRI activism. And amazingly, check these Bhadralok who are ex-naxalites (link) (page 13) !

  • Radha Rajan

    Request readers not to be distracted or waylaid by comments which have little to do with the theme of the article.

    • Seel

      Agreed, some are lurking here with a fake Ph.D from USA and pushing feminism, they think we didn’t read Rajiv Malhotras books yet.

      • Dr. MS

        How do you know I have a fake Ph.D. I got it at a much better university than you did. Your English is awful, your thinking is poor and you are a troll who is trying to divide Hindus. That is obvious. And your third rate chuchagiris support you. What does that say about you? Do you know what your web name seel means? It means in archaic English “to prevent someone from seeing”. That is what you are trying to do…while you aggressively go through this web. You are a plant. Most smart people should know that by now.Seel was used by the church to actually say “other religions close your eyes to filth”. It is actually another word for “infidel”. So stop the scam. You and your goondas can stop the scam.

        • Seel

          You are probably suffering from Schizophrenia, you decided to come and attack anyone here and when hit back, return with victim card, typical feminist sob story. Find a decent job than adjunct professor crap.

  • Dr. MS

    Stop just blaming the Church for conversions of Dravidians and so-called Dravida politics. Most of the Dravida Munetram (progress) Kazhgham political thugs are not Christians: but Atheists, non-religious, anti-religious or anti-Hindus. So do not just pin it on a few groups. The entire Dravida politics has gotten so corrupted, and so disgustingly distorted, that some proselytizers are merely using it. The entire Dravida identity and social politics have been part of a one big political scam and sham. We need a new term: SIDG (South Indian Dominant Gene) or SIMG (South Indian Mixed Gene)…to identity people who have genetic links that go back to the Southern India over 20,000 or 40,000 years ago, and those who are more mixed. I want the entire DMK to do genetic testing. We will find if these guys are even natives who go back seven or ten generation. (My family goes back 100 generation to Tamil Nadu itself. I did the genetic and geneology testing). The entire Dravida identity and social politics have been part of a one big political scam and sham. We need a new term: SIDG (South Indian Dominant Gene) or SIMG (South Indian Mixed Gene).

    • Tamilnadu is fully infested n infected by the crusaders n inquisitors who have completely destroyed the local Hindus by defaming n attacking them in the name of Brahmins. Crusader brigades shall go to any extent of crimes to achieve their end.

    • Jishnu

      “non Christian Dravidiansm or Atheists, non-religious, anti-religious or anti-Hindu Dravidians”

      are a creation of white christian west in TN with a century of systematic brainwashing and colonial education along with churchianity. Go back to 19th century to see the causes of what happened in 20th.