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 child Kanimozhi discussed self regard, caste system, gender justice.
” My daddy didn’t have any hatred for any language. DMK leaders shared whatever they check out. They discussed Greek and Roman history. They took away the range between Tamil and the typical individual. Language becomes part of your identity. You can call it propaganda however literature which doesn’t talk about any issue is meaningless. So they utilized poetry, theatre, whatever as forums to discuss these issues. Today I can not say anything that I think in. Today whatever is completely different. No longer a healthy dialogue exists,” she said.