Dr. T. Balasubramanian


The main aim of this paper is to execute Religion and casteism in Tamil Nadu. Social and religious life of the people, in a particular place is of primary importance to understand the history of that area.  Therefore, an attempt has been made to trace the socio-religious condition of the people of Tamil Nadu in the 20th Century. A delightful land of natural beauty, Tamil Nadu provided settlement for different castes and religions. Indian society is old and extremely complex. India has covered a span of five thousand years since its first known civilization. Religion is the belief in spiritual things. Religion, in the true sense, consists in one’s living a truthful life in practice, in one’s sincere love for truth, goodness and beauty”. Major religions of the world like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Buddhism are found here, in addition to a bewildering variety of cults. In the process of its evolution, Indian society has acquired a composite culture characterized by stable patterns of pluralism. Hence this paper has attempted to evaluate the Religion and casteism in Tamil Nadu.



Religion and Casteism, Tamil Nadu

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