Jana Krishnamurthi: The Pied Piper of Hindutva in South India

It was unimaginable for a Tamilian to rise this high in politics in a supposedly Hindi party. The last man to do it was the mighty Kamaraj.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 03, 2024 | 5:30 PMUpdatedJun 03, 2024 | 5:30 PM

Jana Krishnamurthy (file)

As the BJP awaits election results, especially in South India, a look at the life and times of Jana Krishnamurthi, who is credited with paving the way for Hindutva in the southern states. His son recalls how at the height of the Dravidian movement, anti-Hindi sentiment and the spirit of atheism, Jana started work on the project in Tamil Nadu.

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