Chennai: The opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday took robust exception to an outline of Tamil thinker Thiruvalluvar in CBSE Class eight Hindi textbook, in saffron robes, with holy ash smeared on his brow and arms.
The saint-poet, who authored Tamil treatise ”Thirukkural”, is depicted as having a single knotted hair lock on the centre of his head and sporting rudraksha beads round his neck and arms.
“In one of many Class eight textbooks, Thiruvalluvar has been given an Aryan makeover. The BJP authorities is permitting it and the AIADMK authorities is watching this. Tamil Nadu won’t settle for the Aryan gimmick in Tamil tradition.DMK won’t be affected person. Warning!” DMK president MK Stalin mentioned in his Fb put up.
The DMK and the left events had earlier criticised the BJP”s Tamil Nadu unit a few years again for posting on its Twitter deal with an image of Thiruvalluvar in saffron robes with sacred ash on his brow.
Often, the picture of Thiruvalluvar is in white robes in State authorities workplaces with none spiritual symbols.
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