Emperor Asoka is known as Piyadasi (in Pali) or Priyadarshi (in Sanskrit) meaning “He who regards everyone with affection". All his inscriptions have the imperial touch and show compassionate loving. He addressed his people as his "children".

FHSM Calendar

Visit the FHSM Calendar for the year 2011-2012 for the activities, events and schedule of FHSM.


Theme 3: Alternative Health Systems & Health Care

Pandit C. Ayothidasar was a practitioner of Siddha medicine, and was regarded as a pioneer of the Dravidian Movement. Born on May 20, 1845 in a Dalit family from Coimbatore District and was named as Kathavarayan. His grandfather worked for Lord Arlington and little Kathavarayan profited immensely from this association. Soon, he became an expert on Tamil literature, philosophy and indigenous medicine and could speak Tamil, English, Sanskrit and Pali.

In the 1870s, Ayothidasar organized the Todas and other tribes of the Nilgiri Hills into a formidable force. In 1876, he established the AdvaidanandaSabha and launched a magazine called DravidaPandian .He established the DravidaMahajanaSabha in 1891. During the 1891 census, he urged Dalits to register themselves as "Casteless Dravidians" instead of identifying themselves as Hindus. On June 19, 1907, he launched a Tamil newspaper called Oru Paisa Tamizhan.

Wed, 16th Jan @ Chennai
FHSM meets with Walter Hahn from the German Dalit solidarity platform DSiD to discuss potential cooperation.

Visit the FHSM Photo Gallery to see the programs, activities, meetings and various works of FHSM.