Words of EVR Periyar who is hailed for Tamil pride:
““For more than 40 years, I have been describing Tamil as a barbarous language (Kattumirandi Mozhi) used only by barbarians.”
He further says:
“When Brahmins and the Brahmin-dominated government wanted to make Hindi a State language, I started, to a very limited extent, advocating the promotion of Tamil language only to oppose the imposition of Hindi language.”
So Tamil lang pride of Periyar & followers is just a hate.
Basically EVR Periyar was actual English bootlicker in my opinion.
Read what he further says:
“The only language that ought to replace Tamil is English.”
He wanted replacing Tamil the language of Barbarian (as he said) by English, as he further says:
“What is not there in English which can be found in Tamil Language?”
Such was his level of Tamil Language Pride.
The source for first four tweets on EVR Periyar’s quote on hate for Tamil Language:
“EV Ramasamy Naickarin Marupakkam” written by M Venkatesan, who was born in a Dalit family and lived initial days in slum area of Hanumanthapuram in Triplicane.
EVR Periyar was not pro-Tamil Culture, rather he wanted to Islamise world.
He says in Kudiyarasu(23/8/1931):
“If world needs peace,unity & tranquility all religions must be decimated. Yet, with existence of a religion if the world can get peace,then in my opinion, it is Islam.”
EVR in Viduthalai(15/7/1947):
“There is so much in common with the original Dravidian religion & Islam. The Arab word for Dravidian religion is Islam. When the Aryan faith was sought to be forced on our people, the Prophet Md revived our people’s original faith by means of Islam.”
He was so inspired by idol breakers (today we have Taliban as one of them), that he launched full fledged campaign of breaking the Murtis of Bhagwan (Pillayar /Ganesha) in 1953.
It all began with his speech at Mangudi on April 28 1953. Below is an excerpt:
“We have to eradicate the gods who are responsible for the institution which portray us as sudras, people of low birth, (…). We have to break the idols of these gods. I start with Ganesa because it is he who is worshiped before undertaking any task.”
Then here is a statement by EVR Periyar in Viduthalai: (7/5/1953) for backlash:
“There is nothing to feel surprised or hesitant about breaking Pillayar (Ganesha) idol. Please let me know if there were a better means of expressing our feelings, you sudra ministers, sudra members of parliament and the legislature, educators including vice chancellors, reputed millionaires, scholars, lords, former zamindars, former maharajas, Sri La Sri Heads of mutts! I am prepared to give a patient hearing to you.”
When the matter of EVR Periyar becoming Butshikan (idol-breaker) reached the court here is what happened:
Judge Raman Nair: They made Pillayar idols and they broke them. Why do you question that?
Appellant: We had heartburn while seeing Pillayar idol being broken.
Judge: They did not start breaking all of a sudden. They were propagating for three months. Why did you foolishly go where the breaking took place? And get heartburn? Saying so he dismissed the case.
Source for above matter is Periyarist portal: