A class apart

Print edition : April 18, 2014

Haunted by Fire

Mythily Sivaraman visiting Keezhvenmani (now in Nagapattinam district) in 1969, where 44 Dalits had been burnt alive by a landlord a week earlier.

Mythily Sivaraman (standing) with (from right) Vimala Ranadive, Ahilya Rangnekar, Sushila Goplan and Papa Umanath at the 5th national conference of AIDWA held in Bangalore in 1998.

Mythily Sivaraman’s nuanced understanding of the importance of class struggle and her belief in the rights of the working class and women come out vividly in the compilation.
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