Inspired by the Kudavolai system the management team of Voters Association of India visited Uthiramerur, a small town situated near Chennai, India.
Uthiramerur, once known as Chaturvedhi Mangalam, followed a highly organised democratic system. Click here to know more about kudavolai system.
When the team visited the site, we were reviewing and analyzing lot of inscriptions and the specific location where the Kudavolai System were explained in Tamil Language.
The following is the image of the original inscription of the word KUDAVOAI and the image with the modern Tamil Fonts.
We have taken up the first letter as in the inscription and converted it as the logo for Voters Association of India as
This approach is to have the logo of Voters Association of India to symbolically represent the democratic system demonstrated within an Anarchy system during the regime of Paranthaga Chola I.
The script used by these inscriptions is commonly known as the Tamil script, and differs in many ways from standard Asokan Brahmi.
Inscriptions from the second century AD use a later form of the Tamil script, which is substantially similar to the writing system described in the Tolkappiyam, an ancient Tamil grammar.
Most notably, they use the "pulli" to suppress the inherent vowel. The Tamil letters thereafter evolved towards a more rounded form, and by the fifth or sixth century AD had reached a form called the early "vatteluttu".
See the following images that describe the evolution of Tamil Script through various centuries.