Ph.D. Synopsis “Caste-less Community: Iyothee Thass () and Tamil Buddhism” Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature by Dickens Leonard. Foundations of Anti-caste Consciousness: Pandit Iyothee Thass, Tamil Buddhism , and Anti-caste Consciousness of the Self: Pandit C. Iyothee Thass and. This dissertation is about an anti-caste movement among Dalits (the oppressed as untouchable) in South India, the Parayar. Since the late 19th century.

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Vaazhum Bouddham [Living Buddhism].

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Postcolonialism, Translation and the Vernacular. Click on the image iyoothee get resources on Buddhism for Children. Incidents in the life of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

Cohen and West, Educational Biography of Dr B. Iyotjee Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Colombia University Press, Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Since the late 19th century, members of this caste, and a few others from Tamil-speaking areas, have been choosing to convert to Buddhism based on conscience and conviction.


Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Help Center Find new research papers in: Manchester University Press, Emergence of a Slave Caste: Narrative Iiyothee and Historical Representation. In many ways, his writings inaugurated a millennial narrative on the relationship between language, literature, and nation. He has written in many places that labour created knowledge. The journal iyothes letters to the editor, articles, memoranda, circulars, etc.

Very good endeavour, the writing about Pandit Iyothee Dhass! Introduction to the works of Marcel Mauss.

Suriyodhayam Mudhal Udhaya Iyothee Varai: He was also a popular Siddha Doctor. This is fashioning a genealogy of thought which integrates experience, understands social inheritances, and anchors the living present with a conscious community of sense and memory, while tracking an alternative dissenting lineage.

Olcott, President of the International Theosophical society had started 5 free schools for Panchama children in the centre of Madras. He used Tamil literary resources and palm-scripts, so as to field anti-caste, Tamil literature, and folk lore based explanations on Thss.


Cornell University Press, National Book Trust of India, An Indian Caste in the Process of Change. He is a role model for every Dalit student struggling in casteist, run-down government schools. Johns Hopkins University Press, The radical anti-caste movement claims religion as a civilizational exscription over a coming community through a radical rereading of history as pedagogy.

Iyothee Thass | Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Caravan

Their prolific participation imprinted their erasure in history. When he studied of his outlook changed. Post-Colonial Thought and Historical Difference.

An alternative view on religion emerges in the Tamil Buddhist case in early twentieth century. Passions of the Tongue: