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The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-5

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-5

Parani Krishnarajani

History of the world renewed itself and underwent a sea change after the dismantling of Berlin wall , disintegration of the Soviet Union, and the 9/11 incident.

Some personalities like Francis Fukuyama attempted to write a final history of the world basis these events.

But the dark hours of May 17, 2009 saw a small water body standing witness to an incident that was unheard of in human history. An incident that unfortunately did not capture the eyes of the world.

The events that unfolded in the dark hours became historic for the races that were facing brutal subjugation.

It was the mother of all battle grounds this century. A remarkable history was created that day.

After fair delays, the water body is eternally ready to provide fodder to world historians, philosophers and the likes.

Nandikadal puts every international doctrine on the struggle of subjugated races to reconsideration and reanalysis. It questions Marxism, Communism and all those isms that claim to represent people in the backdrop of a genocide.

Nandikadal poses intriguing questions while weighing the modern states of the globe, the world order they have spawned and their international politics, alongside the postulates of the new countries that emerged after their long struggle for independence. The compelling questions no doubt demand a reanalysis of both the happenings.

The answers to these questions procreates as “Pirabaharaniyam” before us.

Pirabaharan saw many incidents as history in the making what others saw as mere happenings. What others thought were casual events made, Pirabaharan saw as events that rather carried hidden agenda, or rather agendas.

The very reason why when everyone’s eyes were anchored on Mullivaikkal, he walked to Nandikadal.

Pirabaharaniyam shuns the word “failure”.

The repeated failures of a subdued race is not failure according to the nuances of Pirabaharaniyam but it is rather a setback. But it goes on to shun this word too and describes such events as “backfoot”.

Nandikadal doctrine vehemently argues that the setbacks of a subdued race that has been waging unsuccessful attempts towards it slated goal of liberation cannot be called “failures” in any sense.

The psyche of the Tamils and the Tamil Tigers after the genocidal war.

What does Nandikadal speak about it?

A race that has suffered unspeakable destruction and violence slowly has to pull itself up and coordinate within itself to move forward. In that sense it is imperative that the people and the militants who faced unspeakable violence have to get a fair psychological counselling. The doctrine of Nandikadal commences rightly emphasizing the need of it.

Barring the thousands who have lost their life in the brutal war, the remaining who were captured live and detained illegally in torture chambers of the state, and heavily inflicted with physical and mental wounds, have been released inside the society to play a morally detrimental role as determined by the brutal regime. On the other side, are people who cannot get a foothold in life after the brutal carnage unleashed on them. Nandikadal aptly points to the fact that when both come to face each other, they would indeed be mutually repulsive.

Nandikadal outlines the fact that the fractured psyche of the erstwhile militants will manifest in different forms – as deep hatred to their ex-colleagues, as repulsive thoughts on their liberation struggle, as abuses, as deep fear that will manifest as surrender mentality, and many more.

The erstwhile militants we see in our homeland are loitering with such tendencies and they are living proofs of the state of affairs.

Excluding the thousands who have been killed in the horrifying war, the psyche of the rest of the population are being corrupted and deteriorated systematically.

Hunger, poverty, crass practices that destroy our famed culture are being systematically promoted. The psyche of the people and ex-militants are being manipulated to suit their interest by pitting one against the other.

Nandikadal cautions carefully that people unfortunately would fall prey to it and start believing the stories being spun. Conspiracy at work!

Mullivaikkal 2009

As a result, a large schism develops between the general populace and the ex-militants who are with new identities and now psychologically distressed.

In a span of time, both the groups begin to exchange the psychological distress and show signs of aggravated distress.

This invariably results in exchange of abuses and refusing and refraining each other. Nandikadal warns that the situation will be conducive for the brutal regime and the bootlickers, to serve their interests pretty well.

We are mere silent spectators witnessing the incidents as it unfolds.

Hence Nandikadal assures that the Tamils and the ex-militants can mend their relations, find a path to coordinate and rise as one race to face the future challenges.

The different dimensions of the relations are explored taking a cue from the water doctrine.

Nandikadal strongly recommends to devise an international policy to deal with the happenings in the international arena.

On the basis of the water doctrine, Nandikadal conveys in no clear terms that, the international policy strategy provides a robust platform to firm up our future plans and take up our cause in full steam.

Nandikadal opines that all races possess inherent strengths that will keep it from getting annihilated despite seeing the worst destruction and facing annihilation.

Our strength in this aspect lies in Tamil Nadu. On this basis

By creating foreign policy drafts for Tamils or by forming a “Tamil Lobby”, together with Tamil Nadu, a think-tank can be established. Nandikadal alerts that if we do not establish this lobby in a meaningful span, we would be lost in the ever unfolding geo-political game. (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

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-4


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