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‘Those were the days’ U Ve Swaminatha Iyer: Scholar who re-ignited the Tamil renaissance

Reminding the citizens of the day when an aggrieved woman could take to task the mighty Pandian monarch, a statue of Kannagi, the icon of gender equity and jurisprudence in Tamil culture, proudly stands on the Marina sidewalk, pointing to the new capital of the Tamils.

And as if observing Kannagi – standing unobtrusively across the road within the Presidency College campus is the statue of an elderly man – a Tamil scholar, without whose intervention Kannagi would have been entirely forgotten.

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