“Dravidianist Prof claims Rajaji’s daughter was married as a child and her head shaved after being widowed, gets fact-checked by Rajaji’s grandson”, The Commune Mag, September 19, 2023:
“A Dravidian Stockist professor who goes by the name Prof. Sumathi peddled canards about Indian Independence activist C. Rajagopalachari (popularly known as Rajaji) and his family claiming that his daughter was married off as a child and was isolated by her family after she got widowed at a young age.
Prof Sumathi claimed that Lakshmi Rajagopalachari was widowed at a young age and Rajaji’s family had her head shaved and kept her in isolation. According to the Dravidian Stockist professor, it was only after the intervention of EV Ramasamy Naicker (hailed as ‘Periyar’ by his followers) that her remarriage with Gandhi’s son happened. She claims that it was this moment that led to remarriage taking place in large numbers in the Brahmin community.
In a social media post, the Dravidianist professor wrote: “Scholar Rajaji’s daughter was married at a young age. Her husband dies at a young age of 12. Rajaji’s family shaves her head and makes her sit in one corner. Incidentally, Periyar goes to Rajaji’s house. He sees this girl. He scolds Rajaji and makes the girl get back to normal. Periyar then tells this information to Gandhi and arranges for remarriage…..“
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