Immanuvel Devendrar

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Immanuvel Devendra
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Born (1924-10-09)9 October 1924
Sellur Village,
Ramanathapuram district,
Tamil Nadu
Died 11 September 1957(1957-09-11) (aged 32)
Mudukulathur, South Tamil Nadu
Other names Vellu, Sekaran, Devendranar
Organization Tamil Nadu Youth Congress, Devendra Kula Velalar, Tamil Nadu Scheduled Castes Federation
Title Youth Leader of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee, antisocial revolutionary

Immanuvel Devendrar was a revolutionary from Tamil Nadu, India. He was a farmer in the Ramanathapuram and later joined the British Indian Army's Corps of Signals in 1943 and rose up to the rank of Naik. He fought in the Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay as part of the British Indian Army in World War II and also in the 1948 Indo-Pakistan War. He resigned from the Army in 1951 in protest of caste discrimination practised by NCOs and JCOs belonging to so-called backward caste Thevars and Nadars. He was a member of the Pallar caste.[1] He actively participated in caste reform activities and encouraged Pallars to form self-defence organizations to counter violence by dominant castes.[citation needed] The anniversary of his death is celebrated annually as Devendrar Jayanti by Pallar people in Tamil Nadu.[2][3]

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