RELIGION AS A BARRIER IN WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

RELIGION, PATRIARCHY AND CAPITALISM: Jayanti Alam;
Kalpaz Publications, C-30, Satyawati Nagar,
Delhi-110052. Rs. 865.

- Rajesh Komath

The book is a collection of chapters on the varied dimensions of a woman’s life in the contemporary Indian society under the larger umbrella concepts of religion and patriarchy. Capitalism appears as a catalyst in strengthening the practice of patriarchy as wealth accumulates in the hands of the male.

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The inscriptions on the platform of the PERIYAR MEMORIAL

These inscriptions made into stone edicts installed at Periyar  Memorial, Chennai are  meant to proclaim to the world  for ever, his  ideals and principles.These edicts  sum up  Periyar’s mission and vision. For the benefit of those who have not seen them, we are  providing  the texts  one by one along with our crisp comments.                                                 

- Editor

INSCRIPTION   No. 7

“Neem will not taste sweet, nor honey bitter  unless there is something  wrong  with the tongue or the mouth;  so also a tiger will not eat grass  unless there is something that has  upset its nature. The Brahminism  also is on the same lines.”   -Periyar.

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THE MAKING OF GOD

The time of god

There is no god. One who created god is a fool. One who worships god is a barbarian. Who  said that there is god? Someone said, and we know nothing else about it. But will the one who is the head of the religion and devotees accept this? He will say god came on his own, and no one created him. He or none else has shown god. He will assert that god came on his own.

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