Kannagi , a dumb lady who puts up with the loose morals of her husband Kovalan for more than a decade and finally goes to take revenge on the King of Madurai known for his high ethics in support of her husband and ultimately burns down Madurai for no sane reason… Damn, I hate that silly character created by Ilango in his epic novel -Silapadhikaram (A.D 2).
I fail to understand why someone as dumb as that is seen as symbolizing Tamil womanhood and Tamils' zest for justice...
In 1968 , MK as Public Works Minister in the first DMK Ministry installs Kannagi’s statue at the Marina on the occasion of the second world Tamil conference in Madras.
In 2001 , JJ as chief minister, removes the statue for reasons of "vaasthu", on the advice of astrologers who said that the statue would jeopardize her attempts to regain power.
Now in 2006 MK is back in power and reinstalls the statue at its original place in a gala function of much fanfare and publicity. Now he says that “the pride and self-respect of Tamils had been redeemed”.
Really? I feel my Tamil self respect being hurt by the silly conduct of these two morons (MK & JJ) alternatively fooling around with statues when there are so many real time issues at stake. God save TN !
PS : MK is already looking for apt spaces in the Marina to erect the statues of Shivaji Ganesan and his other favorites.
PPS : MK is the only person who erected a statue for himself in 1968 on the occasion of the second world Tamil conference in Madras. So his obsession with statues is understandable.