(April 9, 1893 – April 14, 1963)
On 9th April 2014 we are celebrating 51st birth anniversary of Legendary Rahul Sankrityayan, a traveller par excellence and among very few intellectuals of the country who had the courage to speak with great courage and conviction. Today, when India is on the verge of a fascist assault and that too through ‘democratic’ means, Rahulji has become more relevant. A Marxist who became Buddhist and brought important documents related to Buddhism from Tibet, Rahul Sankrityayan remains unparalleled in Hindi literature. We wish if we had a few more like him, the entire literature would have been saved from brahmanical tyranny. It is time to understand his warnings and his advice to Indians.
Published in Issue V, April 2014