When Dravida Became Dravidian’ism’

By Sandhya Sridhar

What does the word ‘Dravida’ actually mean?

When did Dravidianism originate and go on to become a powerful political ideology? Are the people who identify themselves as Dravidians really different from those in the rest of India?

Author, writer and speaker Sandeep Balakrishna is the founder and editor of Dharma Dispatch. He writes extensively about Indian history, culture, and the civilisational ethos and history of Sanatana Dharma.

In this freewheeling podcast, Sandeep talks extensively of how the word ‘Dravidian’ was coined and by who, and how and why this has become a sweeping definition for an opposing pitch for the word ‘Aryan’.