V. Kalyanasundara Mudaliar, Thiru Vee Kaa (Vi Ka)

5. Dravida Nadu Separation Conference and Periyar's Successor

Chapter 5
"Political History of the Rise and Fall of Dravidian Parties in Tamil Nadu (South India)"

Thanjai Nalankilli, Ph.D.

TAMIL TRIBUNE, November 2005 (ID. 2005-11-01)
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"Dravida Nadu Separation State-Conference" (Dravida Nadu Pirivinai Maanila Maanaadu) was held on October 14, 1947 in Cuddalore. A former Congress member and a well-known Tamil writer, V. Kalyanasundara Mudaliar, popularly known as "Thiru Vee Kaa", gave a lengthy speech about the Aryan-Dravidian conflict. The conference passed a unanimous resolution that "Dravida Nadu should become a separate, independent country", and urged people to work stridently for it.

"Dravidar Kazhagam Independent State Conference" (Dravidar Kazhaga Thani Maanila Maanaadu) was held on October 23 and 24, 1948 in Erode. Thiru Vee Kaa unveiled the map of Dravida Nadu. Annadurai who stayed away from major Dravidar Kazhagam meetings after his disagreement with Periyar on the August 15 issue (see Chapter 4), attended this conference. Periyar was also present at the conference as usual. Periyar made an important announcement. He said that he no longer could conduct the affairs of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) alone, and that he was handing over the responsibilities to C. N. Annadurai. He lavished Annadurai with praise as a well-educated intellect, prolific writer and great orator.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Some Tamil names are spelled differently by different people. Here are some variations of names used in this chapter:

Cuddalore - Cudalore
Thiru Vee Kaa - Thiru Vi Ka

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