ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಾನತೆ ಹಾಗು ಸೌಹಾರ್ದತೆ ತರುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ ? ಈ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಕ್ಕೆ ವಚನ ಚಳುವಳಿಯಿಂದ ನಾವು ಕಲಿಯಬಹುದೆ ?
Vachana sahitya is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada that evolved in the 11th century CE and flourished in the 12th century as a part of the Sharana Movement. Vachanas stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society. They criticized all forms of social injustice, vehemently condemned several superstitions and animal sacrifice, and believed that the path of devotion was the best way to self-realization. They also strongly advocated for equal opportunity for women in all fields: social, religious, and economic.
In this backdrop, what is the relevance of the Vachana Movement in contemporary times? How can we draw inspiration from it to strengthen the values of equality and secularism in our society?