Tamilnadu is a pioneer in the country in terms of women’s emancipation. The very first step was taken by the Dravidian Movement. Are you asking how?
Let’s go through History. Child Marriage was the biggest issue in British India. Due to this many women were widowed at a very young age. As the increased ratio of widowed women created a huge issue in the country back then.
Opposed by Gandhi and Supported by Periyar
The issue gained Gandhiji’s attention. Even though he seeks a solution, Gandhiji couldn’t take a standard decision on Women’s Remarriage. But even then Periyar took a firm stand on Widow Remarriage. This all happened in 1929.
The Resolution on widow remarriage was passed at the Chengalpattu Self-respect conference. Periyar took a major step in the Tamilnadu Political Scenario by bringing a resolution on abolishing the Devdasi system which was prevailing in…