I frankly admit that I was a school drop-out at the age of ten itself. Never ever did I attend any school. I have never been an avid reader of books. With my inherent knowledge and unbiased mind, I used to analyse everything on my own and fine tune my learning. I also meet scholars and wisemen to enrich my knowledge through interaction with them. I humbly admit that I am a self made personality.
– Thanthai Periyar,
‘Kudi Arasu’ 25.12.1927