No country for feudalism

I was trying to find if it was writer Sujatha who first used the word 'robo' in Tamil. Even though his novel was titled 'en iniya iyanthira', I suspect that he might have used robo as well. I haven't got hold of the novel yet, but I landed on something else ('kanayaaliyin kadaisi pakkangal' - கணையாழியின் கடைசிப் பக்கங்கள்). I've read parts of the compilation before. It is archival history, if nothing else. This time I read a column (Nov, 1975) in which he talks about Shyam Benegal's film Nishaant. He concludes his brief 'review' of the film with this question (among others): what is the relevance of (a film about?) feudalism at a time when the socialist state has eroded it? (Actual quote: ஃப்யூடளிசம் என்பது தற்காலத்தில் சோசியலிச சர்கார் வந்து தேய்த்துவிட்ட சூழ்நிலையில் எவ்வளவு தூரம் relevant?)

I don't know if he's talking to the feudal lords or film makers. Either way, is he serious?

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