Honestly, I don’t want to write on politics especially Indian politics. But today I write.
I just wanted to share some of views on India, my mother land, because I was born and brought up, worked and settled here.
It is not to take sides or accuse anyone or berate some party or sitting on judgment.
The details I am presenting here are just facts and not fiction and for some it may sound bitter. But, not all our life events and turn are sweet; many of them sour and some of them bitter.
That is it.
India even from the BCE was hardly remained united. The various maps I presented here speak of it and also the history I have studied in school helps me to understand it. Apart from that, even in the cases of popular Maurya, Gupta, Muslim dynasties, the southern part of India including probably Karnataka, Andhra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have remained untouched in various degrees. Even in some cases Karnataka, AP and Kerala have also been conquered but not Tamil Nadu. Indeed, it is surprising. The reasons may be many from the culture, people, their wealth or attitude to knowledge and valor.
If one browse through the freedom struggle in India, we hardly find the names of any south Indian leader prominently. The lists invariably stop with a few popular names like Gandhi, Nehru, Gokhale, Patel, Bose, Ambedkar and a few more all beyond Vindyas.
South, especially Tamil Nadu and its people are not exposed to National stream; neither they had been nor they want to even today. From 1967 after the Dravidian Party’s regime, the Tamils have become more vociferous about the Tamil culture and language etc. This is not the first time Tamil Nadu had voted against the popular Indian opinion (read North). Indira Gandhi got support from TN only after her Emergency catastrophe elections since she had aligned with MGR. Vajpayee lost power because Jayalalithaa refused to send the letter of support to his governance. DMK supported the coalition government of UPA for ten years but brought them down with 2G scam last time; but even then AIADMK only reaped the benefit of 39 seats but to no avail. The same is repeated now with DMK.
Tamil Nadu is independent; an enigma; it can never join the national stream; it is separated by its ideologies and language. Whether their ideologies and natural resources will sustain them to be an independent nation (?) is a million dollar question. Nevertheless, it will remain the bastion of Dravidians with parties having the Dravida in their party name some form or other. On which popular person the mantle of Dravidian party will fall?
Again another million dollar question; in a way, I could guess the answer. But, no intention to divulge it because those who keep watching the social media, news coverage and other analytical articles written in Tamil and South based English newspapers and magazines must be aware of it.