Ph.D. Synopsis “Caste-less Community: Iyothee Thass () and Tamil Buddhism” Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature by Dickens Leonard. Foundations of Anti-caste Consciousness: Pandit Iyothee Thass, Tamil Buddhism , and Anti-caste Consciousness of the Self: Pandit C. Iyothee Thass and. This dissertation is about an anti-caste movement among Dalits (the oppressed as untouchable) in South India, the Parayar. Since the late 19th century.
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The idea of Iyothe Reservation was articulated in by him. Let us celebrate Iyothee Thass for this wonderful explanation and let us call ourselves as Indirars and this nation as Indira Desam. The Religions of the Oppressed: Constructing South India, These lectures were held until midnight. In the early part of the 20th century, he indulged in vehement condemnation of the Swadeshi movement and the nationalist press remarking that he could “locate the power iyofhee the modern secular brahmin in the control he wielded over public opinion.
Similarly, the branches of the Sakya Buddhist Society were established in Champion Reefs, Marikuppam, Kolar Gold Fields near Bangalore, then part of the princely state of Mysore, where Dalits had settled as mine workers. Click on iylthee image to read about Guru Ravidas Ji.
Iyothee Thass was born Kathavarayan on 20 May  in Chennai’s Thousand lights area, and later migrated to Nilgiris district. South Indian History and Society: Iyothee Thass termed the native inhabitants who followed Buddhism as Yatharththa Brahmana tbass Brahmins.
He did this based on his deep knowledge of Tamil history, culture and social dynamics. Ramasamy Naicker and Dr. Thass treats it is an embodied cultural legacy for the oppressed to practice anti-caste values through his writings. Did he make revolutionary demands?
It will not be an exaggeration to say that the foundation for the iyorhee nationalism of the Tamil people iyothee laid by Pandit Ayothidasar. It serves as a backdrop to study heterogeneous yet continuous Dalit efforts to create a religion in the early twentieth century. His grandfather had served as a butler to Lord Arlington. The Tamil Siddhas were among the most revolutionary poets in Indian history. Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge: Communitas is a serious concept to explore in the context of Dalit thought and experience.
Ambedkar Self-Respect Movement, Since the late 19th century, members of this caste, thase a few others from Tamil-speaking areas, have been choosing to convert to Buddhism based on conscience and conviction. Extreme Emotions of Dalit Liberation.
Iyothee Thass | Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Caravan
Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion. He developed great respect for his teacher and adopted his name.
To some, we are autonomous, leading our This resulted in the thasss of big slums in Egmore, Chetput, Teynampet, Althottam etc. The Emergence of Indian Nationalism.
They also requested the Govt. Chief Ministers from Dravidian parties.
Surendra Jondhale and Johannes Beltz. Before the invasion of the Aryans, these native Budhdhists were the priests themselves. The Tamil intellectual Pandit Iyothee Thass4 ran the magazine Yiothee that particularly revived tuass on Buddhism as a cosmopolitan anti-caste imaginary.
Retrieved 9 September Ambedkar Research Centre, Michael Bergunder et al. A Note on Out-of-Space Subjects. Dalits used writing and reading as acts for a caste-less community to come which had resources in the past.