So Who Brought India Independence from Colonial Rule?: A Talk by Journalist P Sainath

So Who Brought India Independence from Colonial Rule?: A Talk by Journalist P Sainath

Sponsored by PERI's Asian Political Economy Program


Attend In-Person at Gordon Hall, 418 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA.

 The official website commemorating 75 years of Indian Independence does not carry a single photo, video or story of any living freedom fighters, and mainstream media has largely ignored the savagery of British colonialism. The Last Heroes: Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom, the latest book from award-winning journalist P. Sainath, shares the stories of 15 ordinary Indians who, along with millions of others, fought against the British Raj in courageous ways without personal gain.

Palagummi Sainath is founder-editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI). PARI is a multimedia digital platform that covers every region and section of rural people in 15 languages. In 7 years, PARI has won over 50 journalism awards.

A journalist and reporter for over four decades, P. Sainath has covered rural India for over 30 years. He has won over 60 national and international reporting awards and has been teaching journalism for over three decades. His new book, The Last Heroes: Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom, is about the last living fighters in India’s struggle for Independence. Sainath currently resides in Mumbai.

The talk will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of Gordon Hall on Tuesday, November 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute - Asian Political Economy Program; Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and the Five College Consortium.

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Event Start Date & Time November 7, 2023 5:00 pm
Event End Date & Time November 7, 2023 7:00 pm
Location Gordon Hall
Conference Room (3rd Floor)

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