Activities of  S.V.Rajadurai,  Professor and  Head

     
    07.02.2007 : Delivered Presidential address in the function organized by the Department of Tamil, St.Joseph College, Tiruchirapalli to release the doctoral dissertation of Dr.S.Jeyaseeli of Seethalakshmi College for Women, Tiruchirapalli and spoke on the contribution of Periyar to the emancipation of women.
     
    09.02.2007: Organized bimonthly lecture on behalf of Centre for Periyar Studies and Periyar Study Circle, Bharathidasan University and had Ms V.Geetha, eminent feminist and writer speak on ‘Why Women need Periyar?’
     
    14.02.2007: Delivered a keynote address on Periyar’s concept of Love and Self-Respect marriage and the relevance and/or irrelevance of Valentine’s day celebrations. The meeting was organized by Alternate Thinkers’ Forum, Tiruchirapalli.
     
    16.02.2007: Participated in the meeting of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Women’s Studies, Bharathidasan University at Kajamalai Campus.
     
    19.02.2007: Participated in the inaugural function of the Centre for Tamil Music and Performing Arts, Bharathidasan University to gift the DVDs containing the folkmusic and folk dances of  Sri Lankan Tamils and Sinhalas.
     
    25.02.2007: Addressed a literary review meeting organized by Ilakkiya Sutram (Literary Circle) at K.A.P.Viswanatham High School, Tiruchirapalli and emphasized the importance of Periyar’s journalistic exercises.
     
    27.02.2007: Flagged off the rally organized by Tamil Nadu Sama Kalvi-Vazhvurimai Iyakkam and spoke on Periyar’s contribution to social justice
     
    02.03.2007: Delivered Bharathidasan Endowment lecture at the Department of Tamil Literature, University of Madras : the topic being ‘Periyar and Bharathidasan’.
     
    03.03.2007: Delivered keynote address in the first All India Journalism Conference (organized by Si.Pa.Athithanar All India Society for Journalism) at Tiruchirapalli.
     
    08.03.2007: Delivered a special address on the significance of the International Working Women’s day in a function organized by the Centre for Women’s Studies, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
     
    21.03.2007: Attended the meeting of the Senate of the University.
     
    03.04.2007: Organized a bimonthly seminar on behalf of  Centre for Periyar Studies and Periyar Study Circle, Bharathidasan University and had Dr M.Ramasamy, Professor and Head, Tamil University, Thanjavur spoke on ‘Periyar and Ambedkar, the Rebels’. Spoke on the need to defend the reservation policy of the government in the context of the Supreme Court’s interim injunction against the implementation of 27 reservation in higher educational institutions like IIT.
     
    Prepared Syllabi (in English and Tamil) for one year diploma course in Periyar Thoughts through distance education.
     
   

Launched the website www.everperiyar.org

     
    Efforts  made to upgrade the library for resource material on Periyar and related subjects.
     
    Prepared a comprehensive biography of Periyar in  English (uploaded in the website)
     
    Efforts are being made to publish in book form the articles in English ( related to non Brahmin and Self-Respect movement in Tamil Nadu) written by S.V.Rajadurai and his collaborator and free lance researcher V.Geetha.