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‘Kaviraju’ Tripuraneni Ramaswamy

‘Kaviraju’ Tripuranaeni Ramaswamy
and his
signature in Telugu

This is a copy of the mansucript of ‘KAVIRAJU’ Tripuraneni Ramaswamy.
A social reformer who denied his name to be ‘tagged’ with a word that announces to the wrold, the caste that he was born into, that was not his choice.

You would notice that it is signed in 1924.

Long before most of us were born!

“Kaviraju” presents himself !

Now that he is here..
Mr.Tripuraneni RAMASWAMY‘.
..you may present your case.
What would you like to say to him.
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Thank you!

Tripuraneni Ramaswamy signed thus..

You see that signature right there! It is in English. For the visually unimpaired it is quite obvious that there are two words, the first one being the English letter T and the second word reads Ramaswamy. Do you see any other word there?

No.
OK!

This is presumably the signature of Tripuraneni Ramaswamy, a social reformer first, one who fought the rampant caste system of his days and shunned using word appendages trailing one’s name denoting the caste he is born into, a fierce Telugu nationalist, a patriot and a poet, who chose the pen to kindle the rational lights in the minds of people.

This signature tells me that he did not use the words either ‘Choudhury‘ to help be recognized that he is a ‘KAMMA‘, a caste that he is born into.

Is it then not a fact that some of these individuals are tarnishing this fierce fighter’s causes that he held dear to his heart, attributing their mean thoughts to him, to his opinions, to his thoughts and to his deeds and making a mockery of all that he stood for and fought all of his life for them?

I ask them.

Who gave you that right dammit?

To call him Tripuraneni Ramaswamy CHOUDARY, when he is a simple Tripuraneni Ramaswamy?

Tell me?

“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion”.
Winston Churchill