Shenali D Waduge
There was no term called Dravidian until a British missionary who arrived in India in 1838 created it to serve several Church agendas. The next 40 years were spent converting Hindu Tamils, promoting fictional history, and confronting the natives. Much of the conflict, confusion, and contradiction present today is the result of false English-translated history and widespread notions among native people. If the Dravidian theory was artificially implanted by the Church, wouldn’t it be more than possible that the Church was instrumental in promoting the claim of Tamil Eelam as well? History infused by missionaries was used in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka to separate the two along ethno-linguistic criteria, but indirectly to be controlled by the Church.
Bishop Robert Caldwell and the Church were careful to separate Brahmins from non-Brahmins. They coined the term Brahmanical Aryans” associating Indian Brahmins with Europeans. They took the low-caste Chanar and called them Dravidians,” separating them from the Brahmins.
Missionaries laid the groundwork by emotionally tying Tamils to protect their language, culture and literature (all ingredients currently used in United Nations self-determination goals)
This is how the Church divided Indians to create a non-Brahmin movement in the 1900s
Missionaries are responsible for spreading a false story.
- Aryans versus Dravidians
- Tamils versus non-Tamils
- Brahmins versus non-Brahmins
- Increase the herd and create infantry through these divisions
- Inspirational belief that Abraham “was a Dravidian
- Inspirational belief that Saivism “was a branch of Christianity
- Inspirational belief that “the whole world spoke Tamil” in ancient times.
The Church had thus divided the people and claimed to be the saviors of the lower castes and the destitute. It was the carrot to convert. This is a pattern practiced today, as evangelical movements prey on the wealthiest lost souls!
Bishop Caldwell plugged South Indian languages such as Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada as Dravidian languages. Thus, a previously non-existent Dravidian language family was created.
This means that the word Dravidian did not exist before Caldwell coined it.
Bishop Caldwells’ book A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South Indian Family of Languages’. It should be noted that his book traces the beginning of Tamil literature to no earlier than 10e century of our era and is a major shock for those who defend the Dravidian ideology.
Thus, the “Dravidian” movement was led by a Christian and controlled by the world church. It was using the Dravidian movement that the Church carried out demands for linguistic separatism of Tamils first in Tamil Nadu and then in Sri Lanka.
It should be noted that Tamil Nadu is one of the greatest success stories of Christian missionaries.
The Dravidian movement steeped in history created by missionaries has a larger purpose.
This was to gradually divide and balkanize India and demand secessionism in Tamil Nadu upon conversion. This is the pattern that still continues. The Church governs Tamil Nadu much more powerfully than its state government.
Robert Caldwell gave Tamils a weapon by initially coining the term Dravidianism. However the delusional Dravidian or Tamil identity was, Caldwell allowed it to be branded and eventually used as a launching pad for the Tamil Eelam quest.
From 1900s – the project of a separate Tamil state continues and it is not led by Tamils but by the Church.
The Dravidian movement built the psyche of the Tamil-speaking people of South India and in doing so aligned them with the global church.
Dravida Nadu also called Deccan Federation sought a sovereign state for Tamil speaking people.
The justification for calling a Dravida Nadu was the mandatory requirement for Tamil Nadu to learn Hindi in 1938.
The Official Language Act 1956 in Sri Lanka was also used to justify the claim of Tamil Eelam.
The Justice Party passed a resolution in 1938 asserting that the Tamils were entitled to a separate sovereign state under direct control from London.
The Tamils wanted independence but were not afraid of being under the control of the white man!
In December 1939, Dravida Nadu for the Dravidians’ for a separate sovereign and federal state was launched.
In June 1940, a map of Dravida Nadu was published in Kanchipuram.
These movements” were also in conflict with the Indian Freedom Movement.
The British refused to heed calls for a separate Tamil state.
However, in July 1947, Tamil leaders in India established a Dravida Nadu Secession Day” by passing a resolution on July 13, 1947 demanding an independent Dravida Nadu again. Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammed Jinnah opposed the creation of a Dravida Nadu.
Again, on September 17, 1960, a day of separation from Dravida Nadu” took place.
Eventually Dravida Nadu was changed to Tamil Nadu for Tamils ”and later We Tamil Movement” and later changed to a demand for an independent Tamil Nadu, which the Indian government rejected through legislation against secessionism in 1963.
All these “secessionist” movements were born and promoted by the Church.
The Church shrewdly diverted Tamil speaking South India against North India/North Indians and then transferred the same anger to Sri Lanka through Tamils living in Sri Lanka.
Isn’t it more than curious that SJV Chelvanayagam, a Christian who came from Malaysia to stir the pot of Tamils in Sri Lanka to create a political party ITAK seeking a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka in 1949?
The demands for a Dravida Nadu are virtually the same as those which the LTTE delegation and the Tamil leaders demanded in Thimpu in 1985. Were these demands drawn up by the same Church?
After infusing beneficial missionary history among Tamils both in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, generating the inspiration to secede and separate, the next step was an armed movement. The Dravida Nadu movement led to the creation of a Tamil Nadu Liberation Army while the Tamil Eelam movement in Sri Lanka created Tamil militant groups out of which the LTTE emerged victorious to hijack a quest started initially by Tamil politicians.
The end goal is the balkanization of India and even Sri Lanka.
The missionary goal launched by Bishop Robert Caldwell continues even after his death.
A #DravidaNadu hashtag movement was reignited in 2017 around the same time India foolishly became a QUAD partner.
The power of the Church manifests itself in different ways.
In 2021, a Christian pastor from Tamil Nadu said we are not 3.5%, we are 35% of the population” from India and urged crypto Christians to come out and admit they are Christians instead of hiding it.
Tamil Nadu politics is heavily influenced by the Church – it uses its global networks and NGOs to act as pressure groups against the projects. We have also seen this in Sri Lanka.
The Church and evangelical movements play a silent but powerful role in Tamil Nadu, involving virtually all spheres – for whom people should vote, which projects should be allowed or rejected, even what should or should not be filmed (the Church got the DMK government to ban the screening of The Da Vinci Code in 2006). The coastal areas are entirely under the control of the Church, a similar situation in Sri Lanka as well.
No wonder the famous pedagogue of Tamil Nadu, Chithbavananda declared that the Dravidian movement was a ticking time bomb planted by the Church.
The Church is accused of providing tactical support to internal separatist conflicts in India. It should come as no surprise to anyone how openly the Church has supported the LTTE separatists.
The Church supports the division of Tamil Nadu and Northern Sri Lanka according to jargon-religious criteria to enable them to have a greater interest.
Reverend Jegath Gaspar Raj, the Catholic priest, is accused of secularizing Hindu folklore.
Other Church members supporting the LTTE and associated with its fronts are Fr Emmanuel, Fr Karunaratnam and the late Bishop Rayappu Joseph.
Fr Savary Muththu Bhaskaran, rector of St. Martin’s Seminary in Jaffna, was arrested in 2020 while organizing an event to commemorate the LTTE.
An American Jesuit priest – Father Miller – revealed to US embassy officers in Colombo that the orphanages where the LTTE recruited its child soldiers were run by churches.
Priests who were inside the fire-free zone in Mullaitivu were also accused of aiding the LTTE by forcibly recruiting hundreds of underage children. Some 600 children had been sent to a Catholic church in Walayarmadam – the LTTE arrived at this church on March 24, 2009 and took the children away. This was not the only time the priest had been associated with helping the LTTE.
The LTTE’s Voice of Tigers radio station was located inside St. Sebastian’s Church in Mallavi in 1999 and inside Madhu Church as well. Voice of Tigers collaborated with the Catholic broadcasting station Radio Veritas run by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Asia. The Tamil service of Radio Veritas is run by Tamil Catholics from Tamil Nadu.
Dravida Nadu and all its offshoot movements were artificially created by the global church for their own agendas.
If the map of Dravida Nadu was also created by the Church, is the map of Tamil Eelam also a creation of the Church?
If the global church controls these movements and their members, the bigger question is who controls the global church?
Shenali D Waduge