Caste and Religion
Caste and religion have now taken roots very deeply in the
Tamil society. They have crossed the boundaries of private life
and have spread their tentacles across politics, education,
literature, arts and culture.
This is not a sudden happening. If we look into the past, we
will understand that interested groups have been laying the
foundation for this long since. There is a close link between
the past historical happenings and the present-day social and
Through the ages, all our ancestors neither approved of the
frenzied outbursts of casteist and religious animosities nor did
they walk past them silently out of fear. Our past history
introduces to us all those who fought against them. Helps us
identify our friends and our foes in this fight. Differentiates
between the unifying essentials and the divisive factors.
The nine essays in this text help us understand this historical