Before her death Anuradha “Janaki” Gandhy was one of the leading woman members and leaders of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), which is current waging people’s war against the Indian state. Within the Naxalite movement she was an important revolutionary intellectual and theorist who analyzed and organized the radical women’s movement in India.
Comrade Janaki made many important theoretical contributions to the struggle in India. In particular she developed theory regarding the relationship of the women’s movement to the movement of Dalits (so-called “untouchables”) and to the overall revolutionary struggle. Unfortunately her life was cut short by disease in 2008. Her death was a loss not only for the Indian revolutionary movement, but for the whole world communist struggle. Her spirit continues to inspire though and her words and thoughts guide the ongoing movement. Read the rest of this entry
For all my comrades who will be in Ottawa this weekend taking part in the protests in front of the Indian embassy as part of the International Week of Solidarity with the People’s War in India!