Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 10th
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Throw light on the context in which the Dravidian Movement emerged. - Social Science

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Throw light on the context in which the Dravidian Movement emerged.

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In Madras Presidency, Brahmins dominated all the fields of society, especially politics, education, and job opportunities in the government. The 1911 census showed that Brahmins were slightly over 3 percent of Madras Presidency’s population, and non-Brahmins 90 percent. Yet in the ten years from 1901 to 1911 Madras University turned out 4074 Brahmin graduates compared with only 1035 non-Brahmin graduates. It was in this context the Dravidian movement emerged as a defense of the non-Brahmin castes against the Brahmin dominance.

Concept: Rise of the Dravidian Movement
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