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Dharmapuri Arsons: Crime against Humanity


  Report by Fact Finding Team consisting of Students and Staff of Loyola College which visited Dalit villages affected by the November 7 atrocities in Dharmapuri district  The great poet Thiruvalluvar taught the world not to inflict any kind of suffering upon others as people know by experience it causes suffering to themselves. (Thirukkural 318: …


Indigenous technology of climate prediction among a Tamil Dalit community

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by Thamburaj Dharmaraj Valluvar community is referred extensively in ancient Tamil literature as ‘masters of astronomical calculations as well as predictions based on that’.  The author of the renowned classical Tamil text ‘Thirukkural’, Thiruvalluvar, is believed to be the offspring of this community.  Though it has valid literary and historical evidences of being a literate …