Book on Russian revolution launched

Book on Russian revolution launched

A book on the Russian revolution was released in Nagarbhavi on Saturday. 
The launch also marked hundred years of the revolution. Titled Russian Revolution---Not Just a Story of Past Glory, it is available in English and Kannada.
Lalitha, the author of the book, is also the co-founder of Jana Chinthana Kendra, a resource centre founded by her, Mohan and V.S. Sreedhara two years ago. It works with about 25 activist organisations.  
"We live in an information age, and it is paradoxical we aren't able to voice our political hopes and aspirations," she said. 
N Ramesh of the People's Democratic Forum reflected on the dilution of the word 'revolution.' 
For Ramesh, a revolution means the total and complete departure from past traditions and practices. Our politicians today use it too often and too loosely, some in the audience said. 
Ramesh also said unless caste was removed from the political lexicon, the dream of revolution would remain unattainable. 
Shiv Sethi, a physicist who attended the launch, said the book describes a struggle that provides hope. 
"They (peasants, sailors, workers) had all odds stacked against them, but they still believed. I found that portion of the book inspiring," he said.

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