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In those days Chunnibai, Mohan and scores of others were digging sand at a worksite of the irrigation department called Dadi Rapat. His warm, incisive wit and humorous way of perceiving reality created a world of wonders. None of the familiar labels seemed to fit them. The centre which he started still stands by the name of Magan sanghralaya. We experience impatience and boredom.

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The home that Miraben built became a place of pilgrimage. This was no sleepy dharna like the ones people were used to seeing, where the agitators idled away boom playing cards or dozed in defiance of buzzing flies. Resplendent in her rich silks and en route to buying several more, Mrs Giri was surprised to see Aruna clad in a crisp, simple handloom cotton saree.

The bpau had three demands: Refresh and try again. I had quit in the hope of going to work with a group in the villages of Madhya Pradesh.


vook In modern ,uti, Mot Singh found that two additional creatures were guaranteed survival: The book takes us on a journey across South and Central India, from Devdoongiri to remote hamlets of Andhra to Madurai to Chennai to Kkti to Gujarat or wherever else these warriors are silently toiling to bring about positive social changes that can spell real progress.

Leafing through the books, pondering over the different facets of Bapu Kuti, many find themselves as fellow-travellers with Gandhi. Lai Singh and his friends at Devdoongri immediately saw this as a knock of opportunity. People who work there may learn and grow but this did not generate a momentum for confrontational politics and sustained protest All around her Aruna saw development programmes failing because they did not take the politics of the ground reality into account.

How could self-interest and group interest be boom, related and connected? For even while the ‘new economic policy’ dropped old socialist jargon, it still claimed to eventually benefit all. Four decades after Independence, those protesters were fighting for a part of the true swaraj that Gandhi had worked for.

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Even at that hour the silence was regularly broken by the roar of zooming trucks or buses. But soon Sewagram, as Segaon was renamed, became a bustling community instead of the hermitage Gandhi expected it to be. Under the land-ceiling laws much of this land no longer belonged to Hari Singh’s family. Chunnibai wentbehind the mike and delivered her life’s maiden speech, with her ghungat falling almost to her waist, clenched fist confidently raised in the air.


He has organized his bapy around a Kala Ashram that he founded, that is dedicated to preserving the traditional arts and crafts. At that point, like many others, I was puzzled by the radical prescriptions of this little booklet.

This unbearable sookha brought to mind tales of other harsh times. This shared search for effective modes of action was in part a fulfilment of Aruna’s dream and her own long quest. The bap Narasimha Rao government was dramatically shedding even the half-hearted claims of India being a semi-socialist state. The peace had been disturbed by a new spirit among some Sohangarhis.

Manikanta Sharma marked it as to-read May 12, Any trace of the traditional industries had been destroyed long before Devi Lai ktui born.

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Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan: But then, Chunnibai and many others retorted, ‘. Thus, countless others, like Lai Singh, wondered — are we destined to remain helpless spectators in bau world at both ends of the black tarred road?

With every passing day at Devdoongri, the seeds of such relationships were sprouting and taking root. But she could not know this then, on her first posting as an IAS probationer. As Aruna later wrote: These strivings do not bear Gandhi ‘s boook.

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