JALLIKATTU,New Symbol of Tamil Angst

JALLIKATTU,New Symbol of Tamil Angst

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ISBN: 9789386473196

Author: N Sathiya Moorthy

Binding: Paperback

Price: 395 Rs.

Year: 2018

Language: English

Release Date : 15-Dec

Publisher : Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd


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About The Book

In mid-January 2017, the Tamil Nadu witnessed mass protests throughout the State, demanding the restoration of the martial bull-taming sport of Jallikattu, a cultural tradition, banned for several years by the Supreme Court of India. For the first time since the anti-Hindi agitation of the Nineteen Sixties, southern Tamil Nadu witnessed a similar kind of public frenzy of peaceful consolidation as never before. But with a singular difference... Unlike the anti-Hindi agitation in the State or any other popular protest elsewhere in the country post-Independence, there was no readily identifiable organiser or leaders for the ‘Restore Jallikattu’ protests. It was not just about the sport alone, but more about what the Tamil people felt was an ‘increasing and deliberate’ alienation of their interests–-by the Centre, the neighbouring States, their own Tamil Nadu government and polity--with adequate judicial attestation. This book analyses the issues and causes of such alienation, starting with how an inadequate understanding of the cultural significance and contemporary relevance of Jallikattu led to a Constitutional impasse. But it goes beyond it, too, defining the 'Tamil angst' in black and white.

About the Author

N Sathiya Moorthy is a veteran journalist, political and foreign policy analyst based in Chennai, with a particular interest in contemporary socio-political history of Tamil Nadu, the rest of India and also neighbouring nations like Sri Lanka and Maldives. Yet, India and Tamil Nadu remains the mainstay of his study and his writing, thinking and talks. Throughout the late Eighties and the Nineties, Sathiya Moorthy had predicted the course of national politics and that of Tamil Nadu, through a deep understanding of the nation’s history and a deeper knowledge of how societies and politics needed to be acknowledged together – later extendable to the study of India’s southern neighbours, as well. . Sathiya Moorthy is at present Director, Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation, the multi-disciplinary Indian public-policy think-tank, headquartered in New Delhi.

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