The political career of E.V. Ramasami Naicker : a study in the politics of Tamilnad, 1920-1949
As E.V. Ramasami Naicker's movement grew out of opposition to the Brahman ritual superiority and their political dominance in society, this study starts with an analysis of how, over the centuries, the Brahmans combined ritual authority and land-ownership with political leadership and gained pre-eminence in the country, and how this was challenged in the last quarter of the nineteenth century first by the non-Brahman intellectuals and later by the political leaders. The first...[Show more]
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