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Watch: Kanimozhi on Karunanidhi and Dravidian ideology

The second day of The Hindu's Lit for Life 2019, saw an interesting session of Dravidian ideology. Titled 'Dravidian Ideology in Praxis: Homage to Kalaignar Karunanidhi', the late DMK patriarch's daughter Kanimozhi spoke about self respect, caste system, gender justice.

"My father didn’t have any hatred for any language. DMK leaders shared whatever they read. They spoke about Greek and Roman history. They took away the distance between Tamil and the common person. Language is part of your identity. You can call it propaganda but literature which doesn’t talk about any issue is pointless. So they used poetry, theatre, everything as forums to talk about these issues. Today I cannot say anything that I believe in. Today everything is completely different. No longer a healthy dialogue exists," she said.


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