National Movement Leaders and their Association

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National movement leaders and their Association

National movement leaders from Tamil Nadu and their contribution

Sr noNational Movement LeaderContribution
  1  Chhakravarti Rajagopalachari Last Governor-General of India and First Indian to hold the post  
He also participated in ‘Vaikom Satyagraha’ – movement against untouchability  
He became the Premier of the Madras Presidency–Notable actions: Agricultural Debt Relief Act in 1938 Temple Entry Authorization and Indemnity Act 1939 – To permit Dalits and Shanars to enter Hindu temples  
He established Congress Reform Committee  
He established Swatantra Party  
  2  Subramania BharatiPioneer of modern Tamil poetry  
Started the paper Hindu and Swadesamitran  
Important works:
Sudesa Geethangal in 1908
Panchali sapatham in 1912
Kuyil pāṭṭu in 1912
Pudiya Russia in 1917
Kaṇṇan pāṭṭu in 1917  
  3  Tiruppur Kumaran  Founder of the Desa Bandhu Youth Association  
  4  VanchinathanKnown for Killing Robert Ashe, the Tax Collector of Thirunelveli  
  5  Veerapandiya Kattabomman  Initiated the first-ever known revolt against the British Empire.
  6  V.O. Chidambaram PillaiHis 150th birth anniversary was celebrated in 2021  
He was known as Kappalottiya Tamilan and Sekkizuththa Semmal
He established institutions such as Swadeshi Prachar Sabha, Dharmasanga Nesavu Salai, National Godown, Madras Agro-Industrial Society Ltd and Desabimana Sangam.  
Writings include Meyyaram (1914), Meyyarivu (1915), Anthology (1915), Thirukural with literary notes of Manakudavar (1917), Tholkappiam with literary notes of Ilampooranar (1928), Autobiography (1946).  
  7.  Dheeran ChinnamalaiChinnamalai engaged in guerrilla warfare and defeated the British in battles at Cauvery in 1801,  Odanilai Kangeyam in 1802 and Arachalur in 1804.  
  8.  Maruthu PandiyarDiarchal Kings of Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu  
They founded guerilla war tactic in India during the early stages of colonization  
They invented the Valari, a variant of the boomerang  


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