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J.P.Noble Chelladurai


Dear sir,
This has reference to Malarmannan�s article titled Thamilnattu Parppaner Pirachanaiyum atharku Theervum.
I am a Nadar Christian

The article on Thamilnattu parppaner pirachnaiyum atharku theervum has been written at the correct time.
When I was a high school student I witnessed Brahmin �baiting among students. I have seen Brahmin students being bullied and insulted. For instance, a bone of a donkey was placed in a Brahmin student�s bag; four or five students were insulting a Brahmin boy openly because his sister was a working woman; A Brahmin headmaster�s son had to listen to students scolding his father. These things went unnoticed and unpunished. These things made me angry at that time.

I remember once I talked to the bullies very mildly in support of a Brahmin student. A fascistic brainwashing that all Brahmins are venomous was systematically spread. I happened to hear the following remark,� When you come across a cobra and a Brahmin, beat the Brahmin first�.

Even though the allegation that Brahminism was the root cause of all caste atrocities is true, the atrocities against Brahmins is not justifiable. For the caste-created crimes and injustices, all castes/ people are equally responsible except those of lower most rung.

The Dravidian thesis that Brahmins are not Tamils is forced upon Tamil people. Many Tamils_ especially the Tamils whose mother tongue is Tamil believe this emotionally. If Kabilar,the Sangam poet, Uthamathanapuram Venkatasubramanian Swaminatha Iyer, Bharathyar, Sathyamoorthy, Rajaji, Kalki, Ulloor Parameshwara Iyer, Masti Venketesa Iyengar, M.D.Ramanathan, Sundraramasamy, T.Janakiraman, Cho, Delhi Ganesh, Kamalahasan, K.Balachandar, etc etc are not Tamils, who on earth are
Tamils really?

The gap between Tamil Brahmins and other Tamils has created more havoc on Tamil society than any thing else. The separation of Brahmins made Tamils lose the intellectual support. That is how Tamil society got ready for a suicidal plunge into the hallucination called third rate cinema. (Marudur Gopalamenon Ramachandran got the reins in his hands to decide Tamils� fate. Now it is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad). Hurt by the atrocities, Brahmins naturally took anti Tamil stand. Had Tamils earned the love of Tamil Brahmins. Tamils would have achieved Tamil Eelam or atleast supporting Tamil Eelam would not have appeared to be anti_Indian.

Are Tamil Brahmins any better in this conflict? On a TV programme, Balakumaran, the writer, talked about his Guru. Who do you think it was? Kanchi Chandrsekrandra Swamigal, Ramana Maharishi, Visiri Swamigal, Saibhaba? None of them. He said it was MGR! Balachandar directed a movie called Unnal Mudiyum Thambi which shows heroine tearing her certificates in protest when asked by the employment officer to specify her caste.

I hope Brahmins will forgive and forget the wrongs done to them and Tamils as well will forgive and forget the real and imaginary past. It is high time all Tamils joined together to forge a unity to work for the upliftment of the real downdrodden Tamils.

Dear sir, tell Brahmin brothren to come foreward to record the atrocities they underwent.

The article was a real eye opener.

Yours Faithfully,

J.P.Noble Chelladurai..


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