ANTI BRAHMIN MOVEMENT IN THE SOUTH

 

Introduction

Justice party represented the non Brahmin movement in the south and engineered a revolution against Brahmin domination in education and public services. The reasons for the anti Brahmin feeling were due to their domination everywhere including the madras legislative council. The Brahmins also dominated the press.

The following reforms were carried out by it in field of education:

  1. Free and compulsory education was introduced.
  2. Education of depressed classes, women were started and improved.

It provided for reservations in education and local bodies to non Brahmins to increase their proportion. Devdasi system was removed. Slum and housing schemes were started. Measures were taken for industrial development.