Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cheran's Poetry and A.Muttulingam's prose

( My Comments on A.R. Venkatachalapathy's article appeared in 'The Arena' of The Hindu )

1.When asked about the death of Prabakaran Karunanithi said " maaveerarkalukku maranamillai" .In Tigers dictionary 'maaveerar' means 'martyr'. So he indirectly admitted the death. Karunanithi never endorsed the view of P.Nedumaran.

2. It is wrong to say "Sri Lankan Tamils could never identify themselves with the (dominant) non-Brahmin component of the Dravidian movement, nor endorse the radical social reform programme championed by Periyar" . In Eelam, Bramhins population is very less. So,no anti brahmin movement is needed. But politically and culturally the Eelam Tamils are influenced by Dravidian movement. 

3.Equating Cheran's poetry with A.Muttulingam's prose is  atrocious. It is not only an injustice to Cheran also to the sensibility of a good reader.

4. Karl Marx once said "The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living". It is not only for Men who makes their history also for Historians like Chalapathy.

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