What’s the point? ‘
His father asked Chinnumol, who was looking up with a notebook in front of him and a pen in his hand.
‘School opened and assignment started … Have you been asked in a social science class to prepare an essay on the renaissance in Kerala society … My father’s hope.’
‘Good thing, but do not overdo it …. I can tell you what I know. Renaissance is a renaissance … Renaissance is mentioned not only in Kerala but also in India and other countries and in world history. Your mash will be asked to write about the new awakening in Kerala in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries … ‘
It has been suggested that the activities and contributions of Chattambiswamy, Vaikunthaswamy, Sreenarayana Guru, Vagbhatanandan, Ayyankali, VT Bhattathiripad, Mannath Padmanabhan and his brother Ayyappan should be mentioned.
‘Good thing … I was thinking of someone to talk to. Let’s take a look at the contributions of these greats.’
‘Yes. Others will be fine later. ‘
‘Ayyappan was born in Kollur village near Kannammoola in Thiruvananthapuram district and later became Chattambiswamy’.
‘But Dad, what’s the reason for calling him Chattambi?’
‘Well, the brilliant Ayyappan was a class leader. That title is Chattambi. Later they became Swamis. His propaganda that the Vodopanishats transcend casteism and that everyone has the right to study them has angered the authorities. His works include Prachina Malayalam, Vedadhikaranirupanam and Advaita Chintapadhathi. He was cremated on May 5, 1924.
‘Aren’t you talking about Vaikunthaswamy now, Achcha?’
‘Yes. Vaikunthaswamy was a social reformer who advanced by implementing the Samabanthi meal, urging people not to work if they were not paid, and to wear whatever clothes they liked.
‘I have heard that the Vaikom and Guruvayur satyagrahas are associated with untouchability. What is this untouchability? ‘ Chinnu asked curiously.
‘Haven’t you heard about the racism that existed in South Africa … untouchability was a similar evil that existed here. The Vaikom Satyagraha was a struggle led by TK Madhavan and others for freedom of movement at the Vaikom temple premises. Guruvayur Satyagraha and the struggle for freedom of worship in Guruvayur under the leadership of K. Kelappan and others .. ‘
‘Ho. What a wonderful way to screw people over! ‘
‘Finish? This is just the beginning. It was in this context that Maharaja Sri Chithirathirunal issued a proclamation on November 12, 1936.
‘I mean, the struggle of these great people has paid off, isn’t it, Achcha …’
‘Doubt? Your assignment must include information on the epoch-making Sreenarayana Gurudeva who initiated the Kerala Renaissance, Mahatma Ayyankali, who founded the Sadhujana Paripalana Sangham, VT Bhattathiripad, who brought about social change through the Yogakshemasabha, and Bharat Kesari Mannathu Padmanabhan, who advanced through the Nair Service Society.
‘Peacefully …… how well Mash gave the assignment …. otherwise I would not have got this knowledge’. Said Chinnu Mol with a wide face.
‘Yes, there are still a lot of things … I’ll say it the next day.’ Before moving on to reading the newspaper, his father told Chinnu.
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