Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights held a public lecture by Gautam Navlakha and Arundhati Roy on the 2nd of June in Mumbai.
This was purportedly Arundhati Roy’s first public meeting in India after her visit to Maoist controlled territories in Dantewada. She outlines her views and clarifies a lot of her ’controversial’ opinions and paints it in the larger canvas of the nation and the globe as a whole. What comes out from this series of videos is her appreciation for the wide spectrum of resistance against state oppression and brutality that is being waged by different types of people in India of which the Maoist resistance is at one extreme.
Gautam Navlakha, another writers and a passionate opponent of state brutalities on people and who has also lived amongst the Maoists and written a beautiful essay, puts across his views.