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DMK vs governor row: Battle of ideologies, a struggle steeped in history

When the debate of Tamizhagam versus Tamil Nadu kicked off, many political experts observed that Tamizhagam is a usage that has existed since the Sangam Age and being used DMK government

Chief Minister M K Stalin speaks during the first Assembly session of the year
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Chief Minister M K Stalin speaks during the first Assembly session of the year

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In August 2021, as the Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin government completed 100 days in office, Tamilarasu, a magazine brought out by the state’s Department of Information and Public Relations, released a special edition. It was titled Thalai Nimirum Tamizhagam: Nootrandin Thisaiyil Nooru Naatkal, roughly translated as ‘Tamizhagam Holds Head High: A 100-Year Direction In 100 Days’.

When the debate of Tamizhagam versus Tamil Nadu kicked off, this is what many political experts observed, indicating that Tamizhagam is a usage that has existed since the Sangam Age (between 400 BC and 200 AD) and being used by even the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

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First Published: Jan 22 2023 | 9:44 PM IST

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