PERIYAR VIEWS ON SOCIAL RELIGIOUS TRANSFORMATION IN FACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE MODERN SOCIETY

K. Sithardhanan, Dr. J. Thirumal

Abstract


Periyar was known as the Voltaire of South India he was Atheist, Social Reformer, Rationalist, Prolific Writer, Effective Speaker and an Original Thinker. He worked for downtrodden people. He started self-respect movement, Anti-Hindi agitation. He opposed the caste system of India. Periyar was a crusader for social justice. He was born in a wealthy family on 17th September 1879 at Erode in Tamil Nadu State. His father was Venkatappa (Naicker) a rich popular merchant and his mother was China Thayammal. Social justice is the inseparable component of Indian socio-religious reform movement. It is a revolutionary concept that tried to create an equivalent society for all. Indian religious reform movement began their work under the influence of Christian missioners. Raja Ram Mohan Roy firstly raised the voice against social injustice of Indian society. He raised the issues of Sati (Self-Immolation by a widow) widow remarriage and the Caste system and also tried to uproot these social evils from the Indian society. These evils were worked as a barrier to head the social justice among the Indian society. The influence of Raja Ram Mahon Roy produced many social religious reformers. These reformers also raised the voice against various social evils like caste system, Dowry, Sati, Female Feticide, Girls Education, Child Marriage and lower education quality in India these reformers were joined their hands with British Rulers, to create the Social legislation against these common evils.

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Atheist, Social Reformer, Rationalist, Prolific Writer, Socio-Religious, Social evils, Indian society.

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