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The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-4

Parani Krishnarajani

The psyche of the Tamil Tigers and water (sea) is something interesting. It is indeed a magic.

In the past, whenever Tigers were believed to be defeated, they came back with a vigour like never before and their coming back was interestingly termed “Unceasing waves”.

For reasons unknown, water characterized their remarkable sign of resistance.

And today that magic has happened in Nandikadal too.

The final strategy of Tamil Tigers being defined and drawn by a water body, being christened as  “Doctrine of water”, and entering the annals of history is indeed a magic.

The strategy of “water” that encompasses the principle of waves, the principle of buoyancy, the principle of swimming, and the principle of diving, is denominated as “Unceasing Waves” by the Doctrine of Nandikadal.

History is indeed miraculous!

Nandikadal attracts the attention of the ethnic group being subjugated to genocide to carefully analyse five different words repeatedly used by the genocidal regime they are left to deal with.

They are; rehabilitation, reconstruction, development, ethnic unity and rapprochement.

These words appear to be soothing to the hearts and minds of the subjugated race, the race that appears to be disintegrating and perishing when looked from outside. But on close observation, it is a ball game to politically isolate the subjugated race and subject it to continued repression and genocide.

Nandikadal decidedly warns about it and calls it a cunning trick. It also cautions the forces that work for this ploy, with or without knowledge and awareness.

Nandikadal postulates and puts in forefront the strategies the subjugated races have to adopt. Strategies that closely resemble the behaviour of water, of waves that do not cease, of being buoyant, to be able to swim with and against the current.

Mullivaikkal Raviharan 2016

Nelson Mandela – Fidel Castro – Veluppillai Pirabaharan

If the strategies are against the will of the western world, any struggle is termed “terrorism”. If the strategies, on the contrary, are aligned with those of the western world, the struggle is termed “movement for liberation”.

This is the brief story of how Mandela who was once termed extremist, is now called a liberator.

The reason why Pirabaharan was always an extremist was because he never aligned his struggle with the western world and refused to toe their lines. He rather contemplated to change the existing world order.

Castro too did not succumb to the arm twisting tactics of the western world. He attempted to create a new international dialogue.

But Castro’s sole agenda of opposing the international powers failed spectacularly when in fact the very powers he opposed, ganged up, to put down the uprisings of the subjugated races in the garb of opposing “smaller governments” that are against the established world order. Tamil Eezham is witness to that blunder in contemporary history.

It is at this juncture, Nandikadal comes to occupy a central place. The blunders of Mandela’s and Castro’s doctrines, and many other doctrines that emerged and got razed, opens up a remarkable front for the subjugated races at Nandikadal.

This is the basis upon which Veluppillai Pirabaharan comes to be placed next to the likes of Mandela, Ho Chi Minh, Yasser Arafat and other notable global revolutionaries. (Continues tomorrow)

Previous Parts

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-1 

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-2

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-3