The seeds to start Dravidian movement seems to have sown much before EVR alias PERIYAR.
JUSTICE PARTY IS A BRITISH CREATION WITH PERIYAR AS ONE OF THE MEMBERS AND THE BRITISH PASSED ON THIS POISONOUS PARTY TO LOCAL SEPOYS LIKE KARUNANIDHI ETC WHO TRANSFORMED THIS PARTY AS DMK WE KNOW TODAY WHICH IS NOW RETAINING WHAT WAS TAUGHT BY THE BRITISH TO DIVIDE AND RULE TAMILS. Now, let us come to the word “dravidian” which seems to have also origins in the British beef eating brain.
It was started by the Christian missionaries like Caldwell. EVR came much later. Do you know who first informed the Tamil non-Brahmins that they’re Dravidians?
Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff. He spoke at the Universtity of Madras sometime around 1882 and informed the non-Brahmin students that they were Dravidians. One can safely declare that was when the Dravidians came into existence. They emerged out of the mouth of a white, Christian governor. We hear stories that the Brahmins emerged from the mouth of Brahma and rationalists ridicule how this is possible. Here we have proof that an entire race can emerge out the mouth of a white man!