Bapu Kuti by Rajni Bakshi

By Rajni Bakshi

Bapu Kuti, at Sewagram Ashram, Wardha, is the dust hut which used to be Mahatma Gandhi's final domestic. part a century after Bapu was once killed, the Kuti is alive with gatherings of people that percentage his goals. they don't name themselves 'Gandhians'. but, as they look for the ideas to the numerous difficulties of recent India, those activists locate themselves coming to a similar conclusions as had Gandhi. during this assortment, Rajni Bakshi explores the area and lives of twelve such those that have grew to become their backs on profitable professions to embark on a look for sensible and humane methods of political and social transformation, rooted within the religion that new India with prosperity for all will be outfitted at the strengths of cooperation and neighborhood.

Show description

Read or Download Bapu Kuti PDF

Similar biographies & memoirs books

Porridge and Passion

The sequel to the best-seller satisfaction and Perjury, Porridge and fervour describes Aitken's trip from sentencing on the previous Bailey, via his incarceration at Belmarsh felony and the various dramas alongside the way in which, to his eventual unencumber and the beginnings of a brand new existence. it's most unlikely to be detached to Jonathan Aitken.

A Gardener in the Wasteland: Jotiba Phule's Fight for Liberty

Jotirao Govindrao Phule wrote Slavery (Gulamgiri) a scathing and witty assault on Brahmanism and the slavery of India s reduce castes that it engendered. not like Indian nationalists, Phule (1827-1890) observed the British as those who might tame the neighborhood elite the Brahmans who wielded energy easily at the foundation of beginning.

And the River Still Sings: A Wilderness Dweller’s Journey

How does one move from English villager to desolate tract dweller? Chris Czajkowski was once born and raised on the fringe of a wide village in England, till she deserted the corporate of others to roam the geographical region looking for the wildlife. As a tender grownup she studied dairy farming and travelled to Uganda to educate at a farm university.

Additional info for Bapu Kuti

Sample text

The stoic perseverance of the starving protesters gave the Sangathan more prestige in the eyes of bystanders who might not have been very impressed by the 1 May rally, a few months earlier. The Sangathan succeeded in also widening the issue by emphasizing that poor wages also mean poor purchasing power. On the sixth day of the hunger strike, the shopkeepers and traders of Bhim held a meeting and declared their support for the dharna of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan. Their threat to observe a bandh the next day had the desired effect.

They realized that only collective solutions could help build a better tomorrow. The success of the Mazdoor Kisan Kirana had sent their imagination and energies soaring over uncharted realms. Much more now seemed possible. Why not devote this confidence to tackling corruption? This was the obstacle which uniformly thwarted the simplest aspirations. Under the Jawahar Rozgar Yojna every panchayat received over a lakh rupees annually, directly from the Central government. Why couldn’t the people of each panchayat collectively compel the local officials to account for these funds?

Now, as we passed through the Kuti, none of this needed saying. We walked a few score yards to a long hall at one end of the Sewagram Ashram. There the first national convention of the Rural Workers Campaign was about to begin. About 300 activists, representing a wide variety of political action groups, nongovernmental organizations and trade unions, had assembled to launch an ambitious campaign in November 1995. Together they hoped to fight for the rights of India’s rural labour force. This task has never been easy.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 44 votes