Asiriyar K.Veeramani releases the translated version of the research work.
‘Tamil and Sanskrit – Illusion and Reality’, a research work penned by the Marxist archeologist Deva Perinban in Tamil and translated into English by Dr. R. Senthil, former member of parliament and published by Bharati Puthakalayam was released by Asiriyar K.Veeramani in a well attended function in Devaneya Pavanar Auditorium at LLA Building, Chennai on 28th September 2018. The work written as a rejoinder to ‘The Mirror of Tamil and Sanskrit’, a travesty of research by the archeologist K. Nagasami, whose purpose was to install Sanskrit on pedestal on the basis of a pack of concocted evidences which were against all the available facts. Asiriyar K.Veeramani who released the work and Com. R. Mutharasan and Com. G. Ramakrishnan, the leaders of Communist Party who spoke on the occasion exposed the hollowness of the work and the mischievous undertaking of the Brahministic author, whose sole purpose seemed to be eulogising Sanskrit at the expense of truth, justice and fairness. S. Rajavelu of Tamil University, Thanjavur, and R. Poonkunran of Adhiaman Social and Historical Research Centre was also among the speakers.
All the speakers were united in condemning the efforts made by the powers that be to black out the Dravidian culture, despite plenty of evidence to prove its greatness and antiquity which had been found in excavation in places like Keeladi Adhichanallur etc. On the other hand, they glorify the non-existent culture supposed to have existed in the valley of the non-existent river Saraswati.
The burden of every speaker was that the aim of any research was to bring out the truth and not to distort it and to present fiction as fact. At present illusion is being dished out in the name of reality.
Asiriyar K.Veeramani was all admiration for the translator Dr. R. Senthil who exhibited the same commitment to truth as Deva Perinban and asked him to continue in the same line and reveal the glory of Dravidian culture, whose antiquity dates back to three to four millennia BC.