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Articles By Kanakalatha Mukund

Modernity and the Tamil Identity

the Tamil Identity In Those Days There Was No Coffee: Writings in Cultural History by A R Venkatachalapathy; Yoda Press, New Delhi, 2006; pp xxiv+199, Rs 495 KANAKALATHA MUKUND The Dravidian movement was perhaps the single most important influence to emerge in late colonial Tamil Nadu. A truly revolutionary movement, built on the ideology of rationalism, anti-caste and antireligious society and a profound belief in Tamil identity, it has certainly changed the face of politics and society not only in Tamil Nadu but in many other parts of India also. However diluted these early ideals may have become in the day to day reality of practical politics, they still exercise a strong influence over intellectuals and thinkers in Tamil Nadu.