Erode Venkata Ramasamy, commonly known as Periyar also referred as E. V. R. He was an Indian social activist and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. E.V. Ramasamy was born in Erode, Madras Presidency to a wealthy family of Balijas. The motive of self - respect movement was to give pride to non-brahmins. The book about E V Ramaswami is written by P. Sudarsanan. This book describes the struggle of E V Ramaswami in his entire life.