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Why caste-based reservation is a logical social-justice measure

From the perspective of the oppressed and backward castes and tribes of Tamil Nadu, there can be no doubt that caste-based reservation is the way ahead to ensure social justice in society. Read below the translation of a booklet published in Tamil by Coimbatore-based Periyarite magazine ‘Kaattaaru’

WHAT IS RESERVATION?

For thousands of years, education was denied to the majority of the population of our country on the basis of one’s birth. All the mighty kings who ruled the Indian subcontinent were bound by Manu Shashtra, the rulebook of the Hindu religion that proscribed education of the Shudras. Non-Brahmins were oppressed in many ways. Not only education, but also positions of power and lucrative jobs were denied to them.

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About The Author

T. Thamarai Kannan

Periyarite social activist T. Thamarai Kannan is the editorial convener of Kaattaaru: Tamil Publication on Scientific Culture. His organization also publishes the Tamil monthly ‘Kaattaaru'.

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