Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Kongunadu was a separate region in Tamil Nadu, where casteism or untouchability was never practised. In such a region of human harmony, taking oaths against inter-caste marriages or allowing a Brahmin priest to conduct weddings is against the age old Kongu culture.Prof Dr C.Subramaiam, former Vice-chancellor, Tamil University, Thanjavur, gives proof for this in his book Kongunaattu Mangala Vaazhthu Paadal. I penned an article on the unique culture of Kongunadu recently in The New Indian Express. The picture you see here is a Kongu Barber performing Prof. C.S's wedding decades ago.

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