Revolutionary family life and the Self Respect movement in Tamil south India, 1926–49

  title={Revolutionary family life and the Self Respect movement in Tamil south India, 1926–49},
  author={Sarah Hodges},
  journal={Contributions to Indian Sociology},
  pages={251 - 277}
  • S. Hodges
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Sociology
  • Contributions to Indian Sociology
During the second quarter of the 20th century, the Self Respect movement (cuyamariyatai iyakkam) introduced a programme of non-Brahmin uplift in Tamil south India that consisted of a radical critique of social, political and economic relations. By following the coverage of family and marriage in the Self Respect popular press (the weekly newspaper Kudi Arasu in particular), and through interviews with Self Respecters who lived through the period 1926–49, this article attempts to sketch out how… 

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