Analysing The Rationale For Social Power
Rajmohan Gandhi
Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India by Mary Elizabeth King Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015, 309 pp., 800
July 2015, volume 39, No 7

Travancore’s princely family governed this Siva temple and the four roads around it, which until the satyagraha’s substantial if partial success were open to caste Hindus, non-Hindus and animals, but not to Ezhavas and their ilk. Eleven years later, in 1936, Travancore’s ruling family opened all its temples (and the roads leading up to them) to all Hindus.

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