Thantai Periyar – Fighter for Social Justice

  • A Jesintha Vilveena Associate Professor in History, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous), Periyakulam, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Social reformer, Movement, Women, Superstitious beliefs, Conference, Tradition, Culture


As a rationalist and ardent social reformer, Periyar advocated forthfully, throughout his life, that women should be given their legitimate position in society. He brought a new change by critizing the superstitious beliefs. Periyar was a fearless leader of the Nationalist Movement in India. He was graviting towards the Justice Party.

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Jesintha Vilveena, A. (2019). Thantai Periyar – Fighter for Social Justice. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 6(3), 51-55. Retrieved from