Anuradha Ghandy is one of the most important feminists of all time. She was the first person to theorize proletarian feminism opposed to the bourgeois opportunistic feminism of the liberals. She and her husband Kobad Ghandy were active together to bring about the New Democratic Revolution in India and to educate the workers, tribals and women. They decided not to have children so they can immerse themselves completely in revolutionary activities. Tragically enough Anuradha Ghandy died while educating adivasi women in the tribal belt in 2009.
Almost Ten years ago I had the fortune of being visited by Mrs. Ghandy's husband. I was much younger then and did not understand that I was being accompanied by a very remarkable personality. If I had the chance I'd love to go back in time to talk to him and learn from him. Mr.Ghandy had a refined voice that reflected his kindness and warmth. He patiently listened to others and tried to understand them. Mr. & Mrs. Ghandy are great revolutionaries and my heroes.
Kobad Ghandy was acquitted of terror charges last year and is currently being held as a political prisoner in the state of Telangana in southern India.