Periyar 142 Revolutionary Visionary
The Modern Rationalist|September 2020
Periyar 142 Revolutionary Visionary
Humanity has progressed both in civilization and other forms of development. The pace of progress since the 19th century on science and technological side was enormous which brought a sea change both in life style and standard of living of people throughout the world. Despite these developments, the social discrimination and inequalities have been prevailing unabated in human societies.
V. Kumaresan

For setting right these setbacks many service providers and reformists have contributed. But in certain parts of the world, the severity of social inequities are deep-rooted, especially more in the Indian sub-continent. The social injustice is unique since it originated from the birth of the individual which could not be set right easily. Besides, the social disparity and the resultant discrimination which has got the baking of religious dogmas were very difficult to be eradicated out.

Many religious stalwarts came to sort out the social discrimination under the garb of reformist and did only tinkering works here and there. The religious sages did not even touch the deep-rooted cause. What they did was only application of ointments to the wounds by looking at it superficially. They did not diagnose the germs that caused the social disease. Apparent success prevailed during the life period of those so called ‘reformers’. After their demise the social conditions became worse than what prevailed when they commenced the so called reformative deeds.

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September 2020