Part Three of the interview recorded at Vidya Ashram (Sarnath, http://www.vidyaashram.org). Sunil Sahasrabudhey is a political-social activist and philosopher with over thirty years of experience of people’s movements in India. In tihs clip is outlines the counter-productive role of Science in the world of knowledge and how lokavidya, knowledge among the people, can mount a challenge to the supremacy of Science.
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.