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Communism, as it is, is a sugar coated poisonous pill. Beware! – E. V. R. Periyar


The leader of the Congress party is a Brahmin. The leader of the socialists is a Brahmin. The leader of the communists is a Brahmin. The leader of the Hindu Maha Sabha is a Brahmin. The leader of R.S.S is a Brahmin. The leader of the Trade Union is a Brahmin. The President of India is a Brahmin. They are all one in the heart of hearts.

Periyar on Congress, Brahmins

The communists have their office at a foreign place like Bombay or Delhi, they are only interested in exploiting us like the other foreign controlled parties. Janaskthi’s [CPI journal] editors are Brahmins and wherever Brahmin goes he is likely to support caste differences.

Periyar's Views on Communism and Communists

Talking Communism, without eradicating caste, is like discussing higher education without the rudiments of learning.

Periyar's views on Communism

There can be no scope for communism in a country, where there is absence of common ownership and rights. If attempts are made to bring in communism in a country, which does not have common ownership and rights, it will only give room for those who already enjoy more rights to reap the benefits of communism.

Periyar on Communists

One day or other the co-operative spirit will reign supreme making the society march on towards progress. It is not necessary that communism should be fostered for that. Without talking a word about communism, you can make the society progressive with the help of mere co-operation.

Periyar on Communism and Co-operation

All the talks on communism in our country is bogus. Our youths must keep away from such talks. What is the work they do? Their eyes are always on the leaders of the Justice Party (In 1944, Periyar transformed the Justice Party into the social organisation Dravidar Kazhagam and withdrew it from electoral politics). Their work is to criticise the Muslims and rich people. They are not worried about the evil casteism or reactionary propaganda of Gandhi. They are not worried about Rajaji (he was Brahmin Congress leader who opposed Periyar throughout life) who wants only the Brahmins to live happily. They are not worried about the Congress party that upholds the Varnasrama Dharma. They are not worried about khadhi being symbolic of barbarous age. The communists are dominated by the evil forces cited above. So I appeal to the youth to be aware of these communists. Communism here, as it is, is a sugar coated poisonous pill. Beware! (Speech delivered by Thanthai Periyar E. V. Ramasami at Trichy on 21-2-1943)

Periyar on Communism, Ganghi

Periyar on Communism, stay away from communism

Source – Veeramani, DR. K. (2014-01-30), COLLECTED WORKS OF PERIYAR E.V.R.

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6th January (1940) in Dalit History: Periyar met Dr. Ambedkar at Mumbai


By 10.00 a.m, Periyar arrived at Dadar station with his colleagues (Justice T. A. V. Nathan, P. Balasubramaniam – Editor of Sunday observer, the mouth piece of Justice Party, C. A. Annadurai, the General Secretary of Justice Party, T. P. S. Ponnappan and C. Panjatcharam). He was given a reception and taken by a decorated coach fitted with two white horses! Evening, he met Dr. Ambedkar and latter took the former to his residence. Both discussed on various social and political issues from 9.00 to 10.30 p.m.

Read also – Periyar called M K Gandhi mad

Periyar wrote about the importance of scientific outlook in his journal Kudi Arasu

Periyar’s view on communists!

Why Brahmins Hate Reservation? – By Periyar E. V. 

Periyar was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for the publication of his book ‘Ponmozhigal’ (Golden sayings)

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Periyar linked caste to religion

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12th June (1927) in Dalit History – Periyar called M K Gandhi mad


12 June 1927: Periyar called M K Gandhi mad

Since madness is characteristic of all mahatmas, our one (Gandhi) is no exception to this general rule. Perhahps he still hopes he may alter the situation; but no man or institution or nation which compromises on its principles has been able to prosper.

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Source – Excerpt from article in Kudi Arasu by Periyar

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11th June in Dalit History – Periyar wrote about the importance of scientific outlook in his journal Kudi Arasu


11 June 1949: The great thinker Periyar wrote in his journal Kudi Arasu in detail about the importance of scientific outlook among the students and the public.

He pointed out in the journal, “the imaginary belief of god, salvation, heaven and hell, spirit, discipline, the cycle of the impact of good deeds and bad deeds in birth and rebirth are demolished because of the development of science”

Periyar was always a staunch supporter of science and believed that science only can eliminate superstitions. In his journal Kudi Arasu (People’s Rule) and Vidhthalai(Liberation/Freedom), he wrote a number of essays frequently about the necessity of science and its uses.

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Periyar’s view on communists!


The communists have their office at a foreign place like Bombay or Delhi, they are only interested in exploiting us like the other foreign controlled parties. Janaskthi’s [CPI journal] editors are Brahmins and wherever Brahmin goes he is likely to support caste differences.

Periyar on Communists

Periyar on Communists

What Periyar said around 70 years back is still true. Still, almost all top posts in communist parties (or any other party except Bahujan Samaj Party) are held by so called Brahmins and upper castes, same was reported in newspaper few weeks back. So, only option for Dalit-Bahujans is supporting and voting for BSP, where decisions are made by Dalits.

Check out the caste discrimination by BJP, Congress, Communist parties etc. Ironically, parties like BJP and Congress criticize BSP for playing caste politics! They are the real castiest and Dalits should boycott these political parties.

Check also – Dr. Ambedkar said – Joining Congress will be Suicidal

Casteism in BJP, Congress and Communist Parties

Casteism in BJP, Congress and Communist Parties

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Some Cartoons against Ban on Ambedkar-Periyar Study Group


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Check Also – Caste Discrimination at IIT Madras

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Read Also –  IIT Madras – Ambedkar Periyar Student Circle banned for raising voice against caste based discrimination

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Read how many new groups have been formed after ban on APSC. – They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds!

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Why Brahmins Hate Reservation? – By E. V. R. Periyar


Communal representation is the accredited right of every nation and its government. It is the common right of all citizens belonging to every community. The main motive of the principle of communal representation is to eradicate the unequal status amongst the citizens. Communal representation is a ‘boon’ to create a society of equals. When there are communities which are forward and progressive; hampering the well being of all the other communities; there is no other go but to resort to the system of communal representation. It is by this way the suffering communities could begin to heave a sigh of relief. The need for the prolongation of the system of communal representation will automatically cease and it will be found absolutely unnecessary to continue the policy any longer, when all the communities are made as equals.

Read also – Why wearing Thaali (Mangalsutra) is disgraceful – By Periyar E. V. Ramasami

Excepting the Bráhmin community all other communities started to demand for communal representation soon after the talk of representation of Indians in governance began. For a long time, except the Brahmin community all other communities carried on agitation urging the government to implement the policy of communal representation.

Jinnah, Periyar and Ambedkar

Jinnah, Periyar and Dr. Ambedkar

The Brahmins, particularly the Brahmins of Tamil Nadu stooped to many ways to put hurdles and create obstacles against the implementation of the policy of communal representation. They pursued trickish methods and conspired many times against the communal representation policy which was a boon to all downtrodden communities.

Read also – Periyar linked caste to religion

One could understand the Brahmins opposing the communal representation policy, if at all they had openly come forward to list out the evils of uplifting the down trodden people. All those who oppose simply said ‘no’, and no one explained why? So far no one has clearly listed out the reasons for opposing the policy of reservation. What is wrong in making all people as equals? What is wrong in giving equal opportunities for all? If there is nothing wrong in creating a socialist society, and if it is undeniable that the present society composed of unequal should be made progressive; what else can be done without creating reservations based on population through the communal representation policy. Could it be denied that there are weaker section in the society?

Read alsoPeriyar was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for the publication of his book ‘Ponmozhigal’ (Golden sayings)

Moreover, when we have allowed the classification of the society based on religion, caste and community; we cannot stand in the way of the people demanding special rights, based on religion, caste, and community. There is nothing wrong on their part or of any community in safeguarding their interests. I don’t see anything dishonest in that.

The casteism made the people go backward. Castes spell more and more ruination. Castes have made us low and have-nots. Till all these evils are eradicated and everyone attains an equal status in life, the proportional representation policy based ‘on population is indispensable. Many communities have entered the field of education only recently. All should be enabled to read and attain a civilised stage. Our people should take to education and read well. Our people should get their due share in the public services and in all other fields according to their percentage in the total population.

In this country out of 100 people only three are brahmins. Sixteen percent of the population are Adi-dravidas. 72 perent of the population are non brahmins. Should not the jobs be given to all in proportion to the population?

(Source : Collected works of Periyar E.V.R. Pg. 165-166)

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Why wearing Thaali (Mangalsutra) is disgraceful


“The ritual of tying a “thaali” (or mangalsutra) around the woman’s neck at the marriage ceremony and considering her to be his slave is similar to buying a buffalo, tying a cord around its neck and dragging it home.

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It is considered that the practice of tying a “thaali” (or mangalsutra) around a women’s neck is to provide the identity of marital status, to establish the right as someone’s wife and to prevent other men from falling in love with that woman.

If that is so, is it not essential for men also to wear a sign that identifies their marital status and prevents other women from falling in love with them?”

– Periyar, rationalist and social activist described by United Nations as the father of social reform movement and Prophet of New Age.

Read also – 21 married women removed their “thali” on the 124th birth anniversary of B.R.Ambedkar.

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