P. Thanulinga Nadar Politician

Paramarthalinga Thanulinga Nadar (Tamil: பரமர்த்லிங்க தணுலிஙக் நாடார்) (b. February 17, 1915 - d.November 2, 1988), also known simply as Thanulingam, was an Indian politician, freedom-fighter and a right-wing activist. He served as a Member of the Indian Parliament from the Indian National Congress. In his later life, he served as the State President of the Hindu Munnani and played an active role in popularizing the right-wing Hindutva ideology in Tamil Nadu in the 1980s. Thanulinga Nadar was born on February 17, 1915 to M. Paramarthalinga Nadar in Nagercoil district of the Travancore kingdom. His parents belonged to the Nadar community of southern Tamil Nadu. His father fought against British rule. Thanulingam graduated in arts and law before becoming involved with politics. Thanulinga Nadar joined the Indian Independence movement at an early age. He was a close associate of K. Kamaraj and was one of the prominent leaders of the Indian National Congress in Travancore state. He participated in the 1948 assembly elections of the newly formed Travancore-Cochin state and was elected to the assembly.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 17th, 1915
Date of death
1988 at age of 72

Political engagements

Indian National Congress

Party founded

December 28th, 1885

Geographic scope



Social democracy


Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Indian National Congress, abbr. INC, also commonly called the Congress is one of the two major contemporary political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is one of the largest and oldest democratically-operating political parties in the world. Founded by freedom fighter activists in 1885, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1947–89. There have been seven Congress Prime Ministers, the first being Jawaharlal Nehru, serving from 1947–64 and the most recent being Manmohan Singh, serving from 2004-14. The party's social liberal platform is largely considered to be on the centre-left of the Indian political spectrum. The INC was primarily founded by a prominent member of the Theosophical Society, Allan Octavian Hume in 1885, along with Dadabhai Naoroji and Dinshaw Wacha. In the following decades, the Indian National Congress became a pivotal participant in the Indian Independence Movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants in its struggle against British colonial rule in India.

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