Karunanidhi as journalist

Mightier than sword

Print edition : August 31, 2018

A statue of Karunanidhi seated at his work desk, as part of an exhibition showcasing the 75-year-old history of 'Murasoli'. Among those present are N. Ram, Chairman, The Hindu Group, K. Veeramani of the Dravidar Kazhagam, M.K. Stalin and S. Peter Alphonse of the Congress. Photo: M. PRABHU

A message published in ‘Murasoli’ from the 1960s exhorting DMK cadre to burn the notification declaring Hindi as official language, as part of the anti-Hindi agitation. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

An exhibit of the printing press at the Murasoli exhibition. Photo: M. PRABHU

Pages from 'Murasoli' displayed at the exhibition. Photo: S. R. Raghunathan

Through his party organ 'Murasoli', of which he was Editor, M. Karunanidhi ensured that he stayed connected with his party men, even as he deftly moulded them to his line of thinking.
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