Dalit-subaltern Self-identifications Iyothee Thassar And Tamizhan
- Author: G Aloysius
- Publisher: Critical Quest
- ISBN: 9788189524579
G. Aloysius writes about Iyothee Thassar:
"The parallel and often counter mobilizations of the countless number of colonially subalternised and Sanskritic-Brahminically excluded social groups had been slow, attenuated and sporadic. As suggested above, these latter – the majority – had hoped for and initially made significant efforts towards egalitarian merger into a larger socio-political identity, but soon enough learned that a new sociality, there was not going to be, and the call by the Sanskritic-Brahminical was unambiguously for subordinate inclusion.
There however, was no unpredictability as to the stand the journal would take on the different aspects of the issue: for one thing, the earlier Tamizhan had laid out comprehensively its own ideological stand on all the major issues of history, culture and society; and as modern politics unfolded itself on the basis and out of these, there definitely was going to be a continuity of perspective in the new journal; secondly the broad polarization that was taking shape within society at large was also a continuity in the sense that it was already visible in Iyothee Thassar’s times, and the later developments in broad outlines at least, were only elaborations of the earlier beginnings."