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Dalit Journals in Colonial Madras (1869–1943)

J Balasubramaniam (balumids@gmail.com) teaches at the Department of Journalism and Science Communication, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu.

The contribution of Dalit journals is virtually undocumented in the history of Tamil print media, and the only historiographic trends that have received scholarly attention so far are the Brahmin nationalist perspective and the non-Brahmin Dravidian perspective. Based on colonial records and journals, this article attempts to construct a history of Dalit journals in colonial Madras by analysing the sociopolitical contexts and the content of 42 journals published from 1869 to 1943. The wide-ranging conversations in these journals suggest that Dalits were not only active agents in creating a modern identity, questioning their marginalisation, but were also involved in knowledge production in an otherwise restricted public sphere.

This article is an abridged version of the author’s PhD thesis, completed at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, in 2012. It was presented in a two-day workshop titled “Turning the Page: New Directions in South Asian Book History” held on 9 and 10 March 2017 at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi. The author is grateful to their doctoral advisor A R Venkatachalapathy and the reviewers for EPW for their valuable feedback and comments.

Colonialism was an important but contradictory phase for Indian subalterns. During this time, they experienced rigidity of social status through standardisation and legitimisation of caste through various institutions. At the same time, they got the opportunity to escape the caste system through colonial governing systems like the rule of law, political representation and education for all. The British policy of non-interference in the culture and tradition of Indian society helped Brahmins uphold the system of caste, but the interests of “lower castes” were also protected by the state policy of equality before law. These kinds of changes positively influenced the Dalits and other minorities to emerge as political groups and start movements. They used print media like journals, pamphlets and books for not only sociopolitical advan­cements but also to transform society at large.

The Rise of a Dalit Press

G Aloysius (2006: 58), whose work focuses on Dalit emancipation during the late 19th century, writes

The pariahs, a large untouchable community, opened up several fronts for negotiating the power structure in the northern districts—Madras, South and North Arcot etc. By adopting their indigenous and autonomous Tamil literary traditions, they evolved a strategy to face the new reality. During the third quarter of the 19th century several journals sprang up. As socio-political organs, they informed people on the need to give up the old and appropriate the new through the spread of education.

From the middle of the 19th century, the institution of caste had begun to extend from its traditional space of society and ritual to include a modern political space. Many reasons have been noted by scholars for the development of caste clusters in the political lives of people in colonial India. A few important issues must be mentioned here. Liberal education, governmental patronage and a slowly expanding franchise had been the three important influences that had penetrated the caste system and invol­ved it in stages (Kothari 2004: 13). Buil­ding of roads all over India, the introduction of railways, postage, telegraph, cheap paper, and printing, especially in the regional languages, enabled castes to organise as they had never done ­before (Srinivas 1962). Establishment of a centralised bureaucratic government stimulated caste clusters. Nicholas B Dirks (1992: 56–78) argues that “only with the introduction of modern democratic politics has caste begun to undergo the major transformation of ‘substantialisation.’” The decennial census was one of the other important factors that acted as a catalyst for caste movements because it was a starting point for Indians to organise themselves on modern lines in the name of castes. Since the decennial census recorded caste, it accidentally came to the aid of social mobility. Many articulate members of lower castes, and others who were not prosperous, claimed new and high-sounding Sanskrit names. New lea­ders and movements emerged to claim respectable positions in the census records.

Internal and external migration of Paraiyans, one of the most prominent lower-caste groups, took place in the 1840s in Tamil Nadu. The breaking up of Mirasi dominance in some parts of Tamil Nadu facilitated the migration of Tamils to overseas settlements. Overseas mig­ration was preferred by the erstwhile untouchables because it gave them an opportunity to escape the feudal agricultural system of South India into a cash economy that provided higher wages. Émigrés returning from overseas territories like Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia, and Burma (now Myanmar) invested their savings in the purchase of land, and this instilled a feeling of independence and freedom among them (Basu 2011: 111). The recruitment for government jobs, particularly in the army, was notable for the economic betterment and independence it offered to the Dalits. For Dalits of north Tamil Nadu, some internal migration, such as those to the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), was prominent because it freed them from the clutches of the caste system. In and around Madras (now Chennai), Dalits were mostly preferred by the British as butlers and housekeepers. Although these were menial jobs, they granted economic independence and gave an opportunity to interact with the British.

The British governance system was an important cause for the politicisation of caste. Following the Morley–Minto ­reforms in 1909, the Madras government began to nominate men to the legislative council as caste representatives. Some caste associations were formed with the intention of acquiring political power. For ins­tance, the Kurmi Conference and the ­Nadar Mahajana Sangam were founded in response to the colonial government’s utilisation of communal designations in the granting of public appointments and political representations, respectively (Carroll 1978). The British government considered claims and petitions only from associations and not from individuals; this was one of the main reasons for the growth of caste sabhas. Mostly, these sabhas were started by Western-educated elites with the support of a few caste members to exploit public appointments and political representations.

The British government’s policy of giving preference to the lower castes in relation to education, jobs and political representation made them look up to the British for protection from caste-based oppression. Some lower-caste leaders, taking an “anti-nationalist” stance, argued that freedom is nothing but a transfer of power from the British to caste-minded Indians. Iyothee Thass (1845–1914), a Dalit intellectual and the editor of the journal Tamilan, wrote that British rule was better as freedom would give more power to caste oppressors and would not help people from the lower castes (Tamilan 1908). Another important condition for the emergence of a Dalit press was the esta­blishment of schools. At the end of the 19th century, separate schools for Pariahs were established around Madras (Balasubramaniam 2017). These schools became the most important avenue for the modern education of the erstwhile untouchables, and they later played an important role in the intellectual sphere.

Social Associations and Dalit Press

In Tamil Nadu, during the early decades of the 20th century, “the English-educated leaders of some of these backward and outcaste groups formed associations which acted as instruments of social and political mobilisation” (Visswanathan 1983). Here, I mention only associations started by Dalits like Paraiyar Mahajana Sangam (1892) (Paraiyar People’s Soci­ety), Dravida Pandian Sangam (1885), Sathipedhamatra Dravidar Mahajana Sabha (1891) (Non-caste Dravidian People’s Society), Otrumai, Kalvi, Kaitholirchalai Aikkiya Sangam (Society for Unity, Education and Vocational, founded by Pandian of the Salvation Army, Suthesa Madhu Vilakku Sangam (Native Society for Alcohol Prohibition), Angileya Aranmanai Sangam (Society of English Bungalow Servants), and the Poorva Tamil Abimana Sangam (Society for Native Tamils) (Tamilan 1907). The Adi Dravida Mahajana Sabha started in 1916 became a registered body in 1928 as the All India Adi Dravida Mahajana Sabha (Ponnoviyam 2003: xxiv)Rettaimalai Srinivasan also started an organisation known as the Madras Provincial Depres­sed Classes Federation in 1928.

Many of these associations started journals as forums to propagate their ideals and political activities. Rettaimalai Srinivasan (1860–1945), editor of the Pariyan, a pioneering Dalit leader, associate of M K Gandhi in South Africa, representative of the Depressed Classes in the Round Table Conferences (1930–32) and an associate of B R Ambedkar, wrote in his autobiography about what triggered him to start the Pariyan:

In 1893 the British Government brought out an order to educate the Pariah people but unfortunately the matter did not reach the people concerned. As a result, I started a journal called Pariyan to inform and educate the people. This four page journal was sold for two annas. The Pariah people recognised it with a lot of expectations. The production and advertisement cost came to around `10 for the first issue. Within two days 300 issues were sold in the Madras city. Within three months, it became a weekly and we owned a press also. This journal advocated the interest of the Pariah people, approached the British Government for support. Wherever the Pariah people gathered, they commented about the journal. (Srinivasan 1999: 20)

Inspired by Srinivasan, many Dalits started journals for the ­development of their people. Within this broad context of the changing nature of caste under British colonialism and the rise of a new caste identity, we look into the pattern of Tamil Dalit journals in ­colonial Madras.

Organs of Movements

The Sooryothayam (Rising Sun) is the first Dalit journal, started in 1869 by Pandit Thiruvenkatasamy from Madras. Archival records and old documents ­revealed 42 journals run by Dalits from 1869 to 1943. Since only four of these Dalit journals were available in private libraries and state archives—of which only few copies were accessible—state archival materials like native newspaper reports (NNRs), annual reports and government orders (GOs) were important sources for writing a history of Dalit journalism. Translated excerpts recorded in the NNRs were consulted when even a single copy of the journals was unavailable.

From 1869 to 1930, 17 journals out of the 27 journals published by Dalits (63%) were published from the urban ­regions of Madras. But after the 1930s (1930–43), out of 15 journals surveyed, only four (26%) were published from the urban regions of Madras. The remaining 11 journals were published from Tamil-speaking rural districts. Early periodicals concentrated in Madras and slowly spread to rural districts due to the spread of ideas, movements and other factors like roads and transportation. Out of the 42 journals, we know the ­periodicity for 22 journals. One was a quarterly, one bimonthly, eight monthlies, four fortnightlies and the remaining eight were weeklies.

Most Dalit leaders started journals as organs of their movements like the Pariyan for the Pariyar Mahajana Sabha, the Tamilan for the South India Sakkiya Buddhist Society, the Madras Adi Dra­vidan (Early Dravidians of Madras) for the Adi Dravida Mahajana Sabha, the Valikattuvon (The Guide and Organ) for the The South India Oppressed Classes Union and the Adi Dravidan ­(Early Dravidian) for the Sri Lanka South ­Indian Association. When Ambedkar founded the All India Scheduled Castes Federation in 1942, Tamil journals like the Samathuvam (Equality) and the Jaibheem started as organs of this movement. There were many local-level orga­nisations, like district-level associations, who also started journals to reach out to people.

The political ideology and affiliation of the Dalit leaders-cum-editors was diverse. In 1898, Iyothee Thass founded the South India Sakkiya Buddhist Association for the renaissance of Buddhism, which had its presence till the 1980s in the northern districts of Tamil Nadu and KGF of Bangalore (now Bengaluru). M C Rajah, the editor of the Madras Adi Dravidan, was the founder of the Adi Dravida ­Mahajan Sabha in 1916 and became the first Depressed Classes member of the legislative council from Madras province, and later was nominated for four consecutive periods as a member of the ­Madras legislative council. Later, he also became a member of Parliament. For a few years, he associated himself with the Justice Party, a prominent non-Brahmin movement in the Madras Presidency. K Veeraian, editor of the Adi Dravida Pathukavalan (Guardian of Adi Dravida) also served as a legislator from 1920 to 1930. Swami Sahajananda, the spiritual leader of Dalits and the editor of the Jothi (Torch) journal served as an Indian National Congress (INC) legislator.

Barring a few, all the editors were also the proprietors and publishers of the journals. Out of the 42 journals, 13 were printed in their own press, 14 were printed in other presses, and no details were available for the rest. The Dalit-owned presses were functioning as commercial printing presses involved with job works and book publishing. In the case of the Tamilan (1907–14), the members of the South India Sakkiya Buddhist Society from the KGF donated a printing mac­hine for the journal within a year of its esta­blishment. The Pariyan (1893–1900) also managed to acquire a printing press within a year.

Circulation and Donations

The circulation of Dalit journals ranged from 300 to 1,500. For instance, the Maha Vikata Dutan, a Dalit journal published from 1893 to 1927, had a circulation of 1,500 during 1893–1900. This is the highest circulation among the Tamil journals at that time. In comparison to the circulation of other Tamil journals brought out by Brahmin and higher castes at that time, it seems that the circulation of 1,500 copies was better and profitable. From 1897 to 1899, the Swadesamitran’s (edited by G Subramaniaya Aiyar, a devoted nationalist) circulation ranged between 900 and 1,050, the Arya Jana Priyan’s circulation was 450, the Loko­pakari’s 1,200, and the Prapanchamitran’s was 1,000.

The Dalit journals distributed widely not only within their linguistic region but also wherever Dalits migrated and settled overseas. The Adi Dravidan, published from Colombo, had agents in Madras and KGF. The Tamilan, published from Madras, had agents in Marikuppam in Bangalore, Bombay (now Mumbai), Rangoon (now Yangon), Durban, and Natal. Contributors to the journals were also from different places. Although the Adi Dravidan published from Sri Lanka, the content of the journal dealt with problems of the home villages of the migrant Dalits. Except a few, most Dalit journals did not receive a sizeable number of subscriptions, which made it difficult to meet their printing expenses. But journals run by associations managed to exist through donations from members and community. In 1913, while appealing to its readers to renew their subscriptions, the editor of the Tamilan noted that the cost of production for an issue was `50, which at that time was a month’s salary of two schoolteachers. One reader advised that the subscription be increased while adding one more page to the journal (Tamilan 1913). The Adi Dravidan regularly registered the name and amount of donations received. In 1918, the total donations were `249.64, which decreased to `99.50 in 1919, and subscriptions in 1918 amounted to `81.01. The donor’s list revealed that internal and external migrant Dalit labourers contributed gene­rously. S Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, the editor of the Hindu from 1905 to 1923, had also donated `50 in May 1919 to the Adi Dravidan.

Educational Background of Dalit Editors

The educational background of Dalit editors sheds light on the intellectual tradition of Dalits. Among the 16 Dalit editors, nine were educated in missionary schools and seven were educated in traditional thinnai1 schools. Eight of them were Tamil scholars, five were Christian priests, three were schoolteachers, two were printers, one was a butler, one was a siddha medicine practitioner, one was a businessperson and one of them was a Saivaite priest. Iyothee Thass, claimed that there were more than 100 Dalit Madura Kavis (poets) in and around Madras. The contributions of Dalits in the form of articles and letters in various journals bore testimony to the intellectual traditions of Dalits. For instance, Iyothee Thass argued that before the Aryan inva­sion, native Buddhists who were priests were the yatharththa Brahmanas (actual Brahmins), whereas the Aryans who imitated some ritual practices of the native Buddhists and started to cheat people out of selfish motives were the vesha Brahmanas (pseudo-Brahmins).

Content of Dalit Journals

Dalit journals dealt with a wide range of issues from philosophy to everyday oppression. It is important to note the discussion on the identity of Dalits in Dalit journals. The titles of journals like the Dravida Pandiyan, the Pariyan, the Tamilan, the Adi Dravidan and the Adi Dravida Mitran themselves tell us how Dalits contested for different identities. The titles of the journals also tell us about the ideology of Dalits. The Valikattuvon meant “the guide and the organ,” the Bhuloka Vyasan meant “world” (bhuloka) and “teacher” (vyasan) the Madu Vilakku Thuthan meant “agent for prohibition,” the Jathibedhamatron meant “casteless,” the Samuttuvan meant “equality,” and the Tamilar Sevai meant “service for Tamils.” These names suggest that Dalits appropriated modernity, which meant being casteless and practising equality. During the early 20th century, many interme­diate castes’ journals claimed higher status within the varna system like Ksha­triya or Vaishya. Even they started journals like the Sathriyakula Mitran, the Vanniyakula Kshatriyan and the Vaisya Mittiran. But Dalit associations through their journals claimed casteless identity out of the varna system like the Sathipetha­matra Dravidan (“casteless Dravidian”), the Adi Dravidan (“original Dravidian”), the Adi Tamilan (“original Tamilan”) and the Poorva Bouthar (“native Buddhist”).

The journals covered political, social and religious issues and included a range of literary forms, such as serialised novels, dramas, articles, poetry, moral stories, letters to the editor, book reviews, announcements like marriages and deaths, advertisements, local news and world news. Although educated Dalit professionals living in cities were the main contributors, a few progressive Brahmins and non-Brahmins also wrote articles.

Dalit journals intervened significantly in state policies, illustrated by the case of the Pariyan (1893–1900) on the issue of simultaneous examinations of the Indian Civil Service. The Pariyan opined against simultaneous exams, which was the goal of the Congress leaders. As a part of its campaign, a meeting was convened by Srinivasan, the editor of the Pariyan. At the convention, a 112-feet length memorial (called Pariya Memorial) signed by 3,412 members of the Pariya caste was submitted to Parliament through General Chesney, protesting against the proposal to hold simulta­neous civil services examinations in ­India.

From the six translated excerpts of the Pariyan on the issue of simultaneous ­examinations, it was clear that if the proposal of simultaneous examinations succeeded, it would grant more power to the Brahmins or caste oppressors. For instance, a news item in the June 1894 issue of the Pariyan says:

The National Congress, composed mos­tly of Bengalis and Brahmins, with selfish motives has been agitating for ­Sim­ultaneous Examination in India. The dispatch of the Secretary of State Mr Fowler has once and for all silenced the selfish congressmen for the good of the country.

The secretary of state clearly anno­unced that there was no conducive environment to conduct the Indian Civil ­Service examinations simultaneously. A Kannada journal, the Vrittanta Chinta­mani, agreed that

the decision of the Secretary of State for India on the question of Simultaneous Examination was entirely due to the petitions forwarded by Muslims and Pariahs praying against the holding of the examination in India. (NNR 1894)

The Pariyan’s strong criticism against the INC compelled it to adopt policies in favour of the Depressed Classes. Dadabhai Naoroji, one of the founding members of the INC and the first Asian to be a British member of Parliament, advised the Madras Congress Committee to adopt necessary steps for the improvement of the Depressed Classes.

In 1895, the issue was revived before Parliament by Naoroji. In this situation, an article published in the Pariyan read:

Mr Dadabhai Naoroji is intending to move before Parliament a proposition that the decision of the Secretary of State on the question of simultaneous examination was unjust, while exhorting the Sudras, Muha­mmadans and Pariyas to bind themselves together and oppose the proposition and not to be led astray by the Congress orga­ni­sed by the crafty Brahmins. The Pariyan gave an open call to the oppressed people—Sudras and Muhammadans—to opp­ose the issue (Pariyan, 15 June 1895 in NNPR).

The opinion of the Pariyan was widely debated by many Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu journals. By no means was support for British policies a unique ­phenomenon, as Dalits in Maharashtra resisted the Swadeshis and the Namashudras in Bengal supported the British.

Readers

Most of the readers were from Madras and comprised labourers, government servants, schoolteachers, armed forces staff, and people working as servants in colonial officers’ houses. Those who benefited from colonialism and industrialisation emerged as a reading class among the Dalit community. They participated in the public life of colonial Madras, challenged caste hegemony and the supremacy of caste Hindus and Brahmins of Tamil society through reading and discussion of periodicals. The Tamilan found its readers among this new generation (non-agricultural labourers). The list of subscribers and content contributors suggests that the journal was circulated not only in Lucknow, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, KGF, Marikuppam and Vellore, but also in South Africa, Burma, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia and Tanzania, wherever Tamil people, especially from the lower castes, migrated and settled for jobs.

Many readers actively participated in the debates carried out in the journal. Sometimes people wrote to the editor about problems they were facing in the villages. In the Tamilan issue of 27 January 1909, the people of Orathur village in Mathuranthagam taluk, near Chengalpattu of Tamil Nadu, wrote a letter in which they complained that Pariahs in the village were not being allowed to fetch drinking water from the public pond by the Brahmins. In response to this letter, the editor wrote in the next issue that if the problem was not solved, then the Che­nnai non-caste Dravida ­Mahajana Sabha would bring it to the attention of the government (Tamilan, 3 February 1909). Several other cases suggest that grievances published in the journals got the attention of government officials. Although circulation was 500, the number of readers may have been double or triple this number. As it was functioning as an organ of the Sakya Buddhist Society, it was read aloud before members during meetings of all the branches of the Sakya Buddhist Society, in the districts of Chennai, North Arcot and Sri Lanka, and Natal in South Africa. The published proceedings of Dalit associations prove that whenever news appeared in any newspaper or journal, it was read aloud in front of the members who attended their meetings.

Conclusions

Journals started by Dalit leaders and intellectuals focused on educating their people and voicing their grievances before the rulers. Moreover, these journals formed an important tool in the contested terrain of identity politics. The list of Dalit journals in the study confirm that Dalits were active agents not only in terms of creating a modern identity questioning their marginalisation but were also agents of knowledge production in an otherwise restricted public sphere. Another important aspect of the Dalit print milieu was its inclusiveness, as it provided space for members of the non-Dalit castes to express their opinions in the form of major contributions to these journals. It included people who fought for self-respect, reformers and liberals. Moreover, Dalit print culture never confined itself to Tamil as we find that there were bilingual journals.

A history of Dalit journals makes it clear that Dalits of the Tamil region used a tool of modernity—the print medium—and expressed their views and opinions on political and social issues during a crucial time of the modernisation of Indian society. So far, in history writing only two views—nationalistic and imperialistic—were given importance, but it is clear that during the same period there existed another distinct view, that of the Dalits, which was neglected. Dalits questioned the claim of the INC that it was the sole representative of all Indians and never believed that home rule would bring change in their lives. They stressed on social transformation rather than political transformation, worked for the larger transformation of society and the annihilation of caste, and constructed a unique political identity for the erstwhile untouchables such as Pariyan, Tamilan, Dravidan, and Adi-Dravidan.

Note

Thinnai is an elevated platform in front of the house where people sit and talk. In a thinnai school, students sit in the thinnai of the teacher’s house and learn.

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Updated On : 20th Oct, 2020

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