Periyar jeevitham-udhyamam, (taken from A Million Mutinies), VS Naipaul, translator Prabhakar Mandara, 26 pp, Rs. 20 \nThe subject of this little piece is the famous iconoclast of Tamil Nadu, Periyar Ramaswamy. He led both the Dravidar and Self-Respect movement, to change the fate of Tamil Nadu entirely. \nSir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul TC, (1932-2018) most commonly known as V. S. Naipaul, was a Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer of works of fiction and nonfiction in English. He won the Nobel prize for Literature in 2018. \nMandara Prabhakar who has translated several important works from English into Telugu, received the Central Sahitya Academy award for translation.