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Activism outside a straitjacket

Ms Ramaswamy's book - which is a reflection of her life -challenges us to look at problems in their raw form and find a situational solution

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Land Guns Caste Woman: The Memoir of a Lapsed Revolutionary

M S Sriram
Land Guns Caste Woman: The Memoir of a Lapsed Revolutionary
Author: Gita Ramaswamy
Publisher: Navayana
Pages: 431
Price: Rs 599

A memoir is usually a celebration of one’s life, written after a milestone, possibly before starting on a new journey or settling into retirement. The beauty and problem with Gita Ramaswamy’s memoir is that it defies all formats and frameworks. It is honest to the core and lacks the gloss or romanticisation that could have been there in her life story. It spares no punches and is not veiled in its criticism of others. Nor does it contain juicy gossip or controversy that could be

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First Published: May 26 2022 | 10:55 PM IST

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