"Why do Kannadigas have hatred towards Tamilians?"

Posted by iruve 08/09/2016 13 Comment(s)

"Why do Kannadigas have hatred towards Tamilians?"  

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ತಮಿಳರನ್ನು ಯಾಕೆ ದ್ವೀಷಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ ಎಂದು "quora.com" ನಲ್ಲಿ ಅನಾಮಧೇಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯೊಬ್ಬರು ಕೇಳಿದ್ದರು. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ರಕ್ಷಿತ್ ನೀಡಿದ ಉತ್ತರ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ.  

Answer by Rakshith S Ponnathpur (ರಕ್ಷಿತ್) in Quora

For the sake of clarity, let me take up the 3 key issues and explain why Kannadigas, in spite of Karnataka having differences with Tamil Nadu, do not hate Tamilians. 

1) Cauvery Problem 

Yes, our states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have an issue with Cauvery water distribution, a problem which has been going on for a long time, and which will continue to go on for a long time. Though we are on the opposite side on this issue, we are smart enough to understand that - just like we are interested in safeguarding our interests, the people of Tamil Nadu are interested in safeguarding their interests. We don't hate you for this, or for that matter, any other thing at all. We respect you, as opponents. 

We all have a pro-Cauvery opinion. Yes we love Cauvery. Many Tamilians might have mistaken this for an anti-Tamil opinion or as hatred towards Tamilians, which is not true. 

(Many states have problems with each other, but that does not necessarily mean that all the people of one such state will 'hate' all the other people of the other state. If that was the case, India would have never been a united country. Forget being a single country, we would have been involved in a lot of civil wars. Know the number of Civil Wars in India? ZERO! Hate? What the f*** is that? )

2) Language Problem

People whose knowledge about Karnataka is restricted to Bengaluru might be of the opinion that since Kannada speaking people are on the decline here, we show our frustration of the same on Tamilians, who are increasing in number in Bangalore. Wrong, again. 

Yes, we are reducing in number. We know that. But this reduction scenario is limited to Bengaluru only. There are close to 6 crore people in our state. Even if we exclude Bengaluru, there are at least 4-4.5 crore Kannadigas in Karnataka. All proud Kannadigas. So, the perception - "Kannadigas are less patriotic about Kannada. Kannada is getting endangered where as Tamil is flourishing" - that has been created among some Tamilians is not the reality at all. There is no dearth of people speaking Kannada or love towards Kannada in our state of Karnataka. All of us Kannadigas in Bengaluru are aware of that. 


3) Bengaluru

Since many years, Bengaluru has been a home to many Tamilians. They have been a part of our city and its legacy. They have made Bengaluru, Karnataka their home. They have made Kannada their language. Many of the Kannada poems that almost all of us have grown up singing are the ones written by Tamilians, sorry, Kannadigas whose mother tongue was Tamil. There are thousands of suchawesome Tamilians in Bengaluru even today. 

Yes, for every 10 awesome Tamilians in Bengaluru, there'll be one like Raghuraman Rajanarayanan who'll take pride in saying that he doesn't know Kannada, hasn't felt the need to learn Kannada and mocks at us Kannadigas for not being proud enough about our language. We are aware of the presence of such people too. But, let me make it clear -we're so busy in celebrating the awesomeness of Bengaluru together with our awesome Tamilians, that we've no time to even think of Tamilians who think they're too cool to learn Kannada, know about our state and respect the natives of the city which they are living in. 

I am sure all my awesome Tamilian-who-is-also-an-awesome-Bangalorean-and-Kannadiga friends will agree to this. :D

Hope I have satisfactorily explained that we Kannadigas don't hate Tamilians. Feel free to let me know if you're not satisfied. I'm ready to write love letters to all of you Tamilians ;)

Rakshith S Ponnathpur 

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ವಿಶಾಲ ಹೃದಯವನ್ನು ತೋರುವ ಈ ಲೇಖನಕ್ಕೆ 'ಇರುವೆ' ತಂಡ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳನ್ನು ಕೋರುತ್ತದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಉತ್ಪನ್ನಗಳಿಗೆ ಇರುವೆ.ಇನ್  ಭೇಟಿ ಮಾಡಬಹುದು.




13 Comment(s)

08/09/2016, 09:39:08 AM

Articulated very well Rakshith.. :-)

08/09/2016, 09:39:08 AM

Articulated very well Rakshith.. :-)

N Rajashekar:
08/09/2016, 12:41:20 PM

Ya true said.im an Udipi fellow born brought up in Tamil nadu.my education was also in Tamil nadu.people there never hated me or my family.my 2brothers are settled there in a well positioned.they are in hotel business.everything happening is due to political benefit.because no body have time to think about negative thoughts about kannadiga or any statesmen.this what I experienced in Coimbatore and Chennai.now I'm residing in Bengaluru for past 20 years.

08/09/2016, 01:18:49 PM

Exactly. We have all kinds of people who just use anything to prove themselves better and they are sick. Political leaders and media would use such opportunities to their benefit. Otherwise, there is absolutely no reason for us to hate each other or anyone for that matter.

10/09/2016, 09:56:52 PM

We are all united as Hindus so we dnt have any hatred towards anyone. Jai Hind

11/09/2016, 12:32:30 AM

Well explained.. Thnk u fr spreading knowledge abt Namma KARNATAKA.. KANNADIGAS.. n BENGALURU to those ppl who never ever learn n understand KANNADA.

11/09/2016, 01:44:05 AM

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ತುಂಬಾ ದಯಾಳು ಮನಸ್ಸಿನವರು ಅವರ ಹತ್ರಾ ಅಣ್ಣಾ ತಮ್ಮ ಅಂತಾ ಮಾತನಾಡಿಸಿದರೆ ನಾವೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯ ಅನ್ನಾ ತಮ್ಮಂದಿರ ತರಾ ನೂಡಕೋ ತಿವಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ನಮ್ಮೊರೇ ಆದರೆ ಕಾಲ್ ಕೆದರಿ ಜಗಳಾ ಮಾಡೋಕ್ಕೆ ಬರೋದು ಸರಿ ಇಲ್ಲಾ....... ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ನೀರು ಇದ್ದಿದ್ರೆ ನಿಮ್ಗೆ ಬಿಡೋಕ್ಕೆನು ದೇಶದ ರೈತ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಒಂದೆ ಆದ್ರೆ ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲೇ ಕುಡಿಯೊಕ್ಕೇ ನೀರು ಇಲ್ಲದಾಗ ನೀವು ನೀರನ್ನ ಕೇಳಿದ್ರೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಕಷ್ಟ ಆಗತ್ತೆ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನಿಮ್ ದಾರಿ ನಿಮ್ಗೆ ಇರಲಿ......ಹೌದು ತಮಿಳ್ ನಾಡಿನ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಅವ್ರು ಯೆಲ್ಲ ಅಮ್ಮಾ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ಅಂತಾ ಮಾಡ್ತಾರೆ ಅಲ್ಲ ಇದನ್ನೂ ಅಮ್ಮಾ ನೀರು ಭಾಗ್ಯ ಅಂತಾ ತಮಿಳ್ ನಾಡಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾಕೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿಲ್ಳಾ ..ಈ ವಿಷಯಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾತ್ರಾ ನಮ್ಮ್ ಜೀವನದಿ ಕಾವೇರಿ ನೀರು ನಿಮಗೆ ಬೇಕಿತ್ತು .........ಆದ್ರೆ ಒಂದು ಸಂಗತಿ ಏನು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಪಕ್ಕದ್ ರಾಜ್ಯದವರು ನಮ್ಮನ್ನ ನೀರು ಕೇಳಿದಾಗ ನಮ್ಮ್ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಮಳೆ ಆಗಿಯೇ ಆಗತ್ತೆ ........ಮತ್ತೇ ಭಾಷೆ ಅಂತಾ ಬಂದಾಗಾ ನಮ್ಮ್ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಬೆಲೆನೆ ಇಲ್ಲದ ಹಾಗೇ ಆಗಿದೆ ನಮ್ಮ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರ ನಲ್ಲಿ...ಎಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿದ್ರು ತಮಿಳ್ .ತೆಲುಗು .ಮಲೆಯಾಳಂ .ಹಿಂದಿ...ಇದ್ರು ಇರಲಿ ಅದ್ರೇ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದು 6 .7 ವರ್ಷ್ಯ ಅದ್ರುನು ಕೂಡಾ ನಮ್ಮ್ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾ ಕಲಿಯೋದು ಅವರ ವಿಚಾರವೂ ಇಲ್ಲಾ ಏನು ಇಲ್ಲಾ....ಯಾರನ್ನಾದರೂ ಕೇಳಿದ್ರು ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಅಂಸ್ವೇರ ಸಿಗೋದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲಾ.......ಮತ್ತೇ ರಂಜಿತ್ ಅವರು ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಒಂದೂ ಸಂದೇಶ್ ತುಂಬಾ ಮೆಚ್ಚುಗೆ ಪಡುವಂತಹದು

Shreya Dhayalan:
11/09/2016, 08:41:17 AM

Thank u for talking about " Kannadigas whose mother tongue is tamil " .

11/09/2016, 10:03:39 AM

Kannada & karnatakada bagge super agi artha madsidira sir thanku so much

11/09/2016, 02:01:57 PM

I am one such Kannadiga whose mother tongue is Tamil. A super proud Bharatiya first of all.

11/09/2016, 04:52:46 PM

A simple n meaningful info.


JAI KarnatakaNannu KANNADIGA

14/09/2016, 08:01:08 PM

What you have to say on 1991 anti tamil riots..

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