By Rajni Bakshi
Bapu Kuti, at Sewagram Ashram, Wardha, is the dust hut which was once 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 recommendations to the various difficulties of recent India, those activists locate themselves coming to an identical conclusions as had Gandhi. during this assortment, Rajni Bakshi explores the area and lives of twelve such those that have became their backs on profitable professions to embark on a look for useful and humane methods of political and social transformation, rooted within the religion that new India with prosperity for all may be equipped at the strengths of cooperation and group.
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The MKSS’s dharna at the city centre, Chaang Gate, from 6 April 1996, must have initially seemed odd to the townsfolk. Here was a militant gathering of about 200 to 300 peasants, from a radius of about a hundred kilometres, who had no conventionally recognizable demands. They seemed to have no identifiable vested interest and were demanding neither food, nor shelter, nor clothing, nor wages, nor jobs. Of all things they wanted photocopies of records on the panchayat level government works. All day, and late into the night, they talked, sang and chanted about little else.
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Bapu Kuti by Rajni Bakshi