Part Two of an interview with Sunil Sahasrabudhey, a political-social activist and philosopher with over thirty years of experience of people’s movements in India. The video was shot at Vidya Ashram (http://www.vidyaashram.org), Sarnath, Varanasi, India. In this clip Sunilji elaborates on how knowledge among the people (lokavidya) should be seen as a source of strength in their struggle against oppression and exploitation.
Sunilji has successfully combined his theoretical interests in the philosophy of science, Marxist and Gandhian philosophy and the theoretical basis of emancipatory movements with an active engagement in political movements such as workers struggles in Kanpur, the students’ movement of the 1970s and the farmers’ movement of the 1980s and 90s. He has written books and articles, in Hindi and English, on topics such as the peasant movement in India and Gandhi’s philosophy of Science. He was the co-editor of Mazdoor Kisan Niti and currently writes for Lokavidya Panchayat, a Hindi Monthly.