- E V Ramasamy
(The other side of E V Ramasamy Naickar)
M Venkatesan, 2004
Available at: 3, V R Pillai Theru, Hanumanthapuram,
Chennai – 600 005.
Periyar - One
Hundred Tamils of 20th & 21st Century]
Viswamitra, 31 March 2005
Last week, I had an opportunity to read the book titled, ‘The
other side of E V Ramasamy Naicker’, published recently. This
book has been published by ‘All India Forward Bloc’. The author
M Venkatesan belongs to Madurai.
"When you see the title, you will get a feeling that,
this must have been written by a Brahmin. That is wrong. I
belong to a backward community’ is the opening line. In this
book, there are many rare details.
The author lists the reasons for writing this book as:
“First, I was thinking about EV Ramasamy Naicker as:
1. EVR strived for the Tamil language
2. He served the downtrodden
3. He voiced for women’s liberation
4. He never lied; always consistent
With these impressions, I read many books about him. I read
all the books of ‘Periyar Self-Respect Propaganda
In addition, I also read the exposure of EV Ramasamy
Naicker, by his contemporaries, M P Sivagnanam, P
Jivanandam, T.P Minakshi Sundaram,
U Muthuramalingam Thevar, K.A.P Viswanatham,
Kamarajar, Pavanar, etc.
As a result, I realized that EVR behaved in a manner that
is exactly opposite to what the people of Tamil Nadu believe
The followers of EVR have shown only one side of him and
they have hidden the other side. As a true son of India, I
consider it my duty to bring to light what they hid.
After reading this book, even if one blind follower of
‘Dravida Kazagam’ accepts that I have written the truth, to
come out of the illusion, I would have succeeded in my
The above is the introduction for this book.
EV Ramasamy Naicker’s hatred to Tamil language,
Lies in Islam on castes,
EVR’s bogus anti-God policy,
‘Telling’ and ‘Doing’ were always at the opposite,
Did EVR strive for the downtrodden?
Vaikom agitation – EVR’s lies and Gandhi’s role,
EVR’s ‘Superior male’ mentality,
EVR without patriotism,
Masiammai’s lies and superstitions in later days,
Follower Veeramani’s contradictions and superstitions.
are many captions the author Venkatesan uses to prove his
In Appendix, there are additions in the title, ‘These about
EVR’, with views expressed on public meetings by
Muthuramalingathevar, Linguist TP Minakshisundaram, Kamarajar
Let us see some interesting parts from the first chapter titled,
‘EV Ramasamy Naicker’s hatred to Tamil language’.
“EVR lived and behaved like a Tamilian, but his mother tongue
was ‘Kannadam’. Yes, the language in his house was only
Kannadam. He was very proud to advertise in his speeches and
writings that he was a Kannadian – (Dr MP Sivagnanam’s book –
Other language people in Tamil Nadu). With this piece of
information, the first chapter starts.
WAS EVR A TAMILIAN?
“EV Ramasamy Naicker was a Tamilian. He struggled for the Tamil
language’ is a ‘false image’ his bootlickers were creating. They
are doing it even today. But, do you know how the the so-called
‘Tamil Leader’, introduced himself?
‘Kannappar is a Telungar. I am a Kannadian. Annadurai is a
Tamilian’ (Periyar EVR thoughts – first part) and ‘I belong to
the Karnatak Balijawar caste’ (Kudiyarasu 22/8/1926) are the
ways in which he introduces himself.”
The man who proudly proclaimed as ‘I am a Kannadian’ is
continuously referred to as ‘Tamilian’ and ‘Tamil leader’. He
not only said, ‘I am a Kannadian’, but also criticized the
‘Tamil language’ and ‘Tamil poets’ a lot.
This is what EVR says in the book, ‘Tamil language and Tamil
“In today’s Tamil world, some Tamil poets names keep
appearing frequently. They are: 1.Tholkappiyan,
2.Thiruvalluvan, 3.Kamban. Of these,
1. Tholkappiyan was an Aryan servant. The traitor gave as
grammar all of ‘Arya Dharma’.
2. Thiruvalluvan, without bothering about ‘paguththarivu’,
dominated by his own religious feelings supporting ‘Aryan
thoughts’ offered something as ‘scriptures’.
3. Kamban, like today’s politicians and patriots, used his
Tamil knowledge in favor of anti-Tamil pappans, so proved
himself as a money minded Tamil traitor. He is a total liar.
Total fraud. He imagined himself to be a ‘pappan’, and
offered thoughts even a pappan would hesitate to offer.
Thus, this traitor pushed the Tamils down permanently.
All these three supported ‘castes’ and ‘caste based
In Kudiyarasu dated 20/1/1929, he wrote further about
“We can see many things supporting Gods like Indran, Bramma
and Vishnu and Arya religious practices and superstitions
such as Reincarnation, Heaven, Hell, Upper world, Souls,
These are his views about the great Tamil poets. Were
Tholkaapiyar, Kambar and Valluvar traitors? Good description!
If, as creators of ‘Tamil grammar’ and ‘Tamil Literature’, they
earn the name ‘traitors’, as the one who insulted the language,
is EVR not a traitor?
There are many such points with ‘publication support’. The
Appendix carrying the speeches of many patriots is a ‘gold-mine’
of rare information. In this, the speech by Pasumpon
Muthuramalingathevar, delivered in a public meeting on 1957 Feb
21 at Kancheepuram is something special. Venkatesan has repeated
the great speech by Pon Muthuramalingathevar, for whom bhakthi
to ‘God’ and ‘Motherland’ were two eyes.
Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar’s speech:
“There is a group contesting the elections with the call,
‘Tamil love is important; Tamil Nadu must live’. It is
essential to have love for Tamil. But, see how these fellows
display their love? In their meetings, they keep telling,
‘North Indians, South Indians; North land, South land” and
attempt to divide us. They say, the next meeting is at
‘Jinnah Park’. The one after that is at ‘Robinson Park’.
They have no problem using these names.
At the same time, if it is going to be in ‘Tilak Ghat’, they
get angry to use his name. They say, ‘North Indian ----
(Sarcastically, Thevar, switches to English):
In what way Jinnah is not a North Indian? How is the names
Jinnah and Robinson so sweet to you Sir? How is the name of
poor Tilak so bitter to you Sir? I am not able to
This exposes that you came from ‘Justice Party’ whose
primary job was bootlicking the Whites. Further, these
fellows say that, ‘North Indian, swindles Dravidian land.
North Indian name must not be here. If present, we will
agitate to change it’. Very happy.
You agitated to change the name ‘Dalmiapuram’. But, you did
nothing to change ‘Harvypatti’. Why not? White’s name can be
there. That will make you happy. But, you will want the name
‘Dalmiapuram’ to go. Will any fellow with sense agree?
In Harvey mill, Soundara Pandiyan’s family has stocks. He is
a founding father of DMK. So, your party won’t get money, if
you ask for the name to be changed. So, it will be pointless
to hide the truth from the Tamils, by harping about the
language. Understand this. This is the secret.
In addition, they keep shouting ‘Dravida nadu’. How dare you
ask for this? If you had fought for freedom from the
British, by fighting along with the people when the
Britishers were keeping us as slaves, we may say, you
qualify to ask for this.
How can you demand ‘Dravida nadu’ today when we were
fighting for independence, you took money from the British
and conducted ‘war propaganda’ in their favor? Like the
‘secret agreement’ that resulted in the formation of
Pakistan, you may also be the ‘fifth columnist’ for the
Whites. We are not mad to be cheated like that.
‘We want Tamil. No to Hindi’, is what they say. In the 1937
anti-Hindi agitation, I told Rajagopalachariyar’s ministry,
not to impose Hindi. This is history. ‘If our party comes to
power, we will have the name ‘Tamil State’. We are not
against removing the name ‘Residuary Madras State’. But, by
misusing the Tamil language name and posing as preserver of
Tamil people’s rights, if you are going to bring in
‘agitation to spoil Tamil Culture’ and ‘atheism in the name
of creating a rift between, Brahmins and non-Brahmins’, we
How do you protect non-Brahmins, by writing stories like
‘Romapuri Rani’? By writing such stories, how
many school boys have you spoiled? In addition to ‘Romapuri
Rani’, you have also written ‘Thangaiyin Kadhal’,
in which you have written that, ‘a brother falls in love
with his sister’. Next, why can’t the son marry the mother?
What else? Is this, Tamil culture?
My request to all of you is not to support these parties
which will ruin the lives of school going children thereby
take our country in the path of destruction.
This book is a nice documentation of many such frauds
perpetrated by the Dravidian parties. All those who rush to
learn about the other side of Tamil Nadu politicians, must
necessarily read ‘The other side of EVR’.