Democracy and Class Struggle are please to publish this tribute from Harsh Thakor for Sunder Navalkar who we know has a teacher of Kobad Ghandy one of India's 21st Century heroes and revolutionary communist thinkers.
The author can't express his admiration for the tenacity of the this veteran woman comrade who is active till this day,inspite of crossing 90 years in age.
In spite of so many journals being discontinued 'Jasood' continues till this very day.This journal illuminated the flame of Marxism Leninism Mao Tse Tung thought in the hearts of cadres.This year is the 40th anniversary year of the journal' Jasood'. which was innauguarated in May.1973.No journal ever in Mumbai has so consistently defended the polemics of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse Tung Thought as Jasood.For 40 years it has defended Mao Thought in every aspect-be it trade union movement.,peasant movement,essays on Lenin,Marx,Stalin and Mao,exposing communalism,exposing state repression in Kashmir etc.
The writer particularly appreciates the tribute of Jasood to Comarde Mao Tse Tung on his 100 th birthday on December 23rd.
He also admired the essay published defending Stalin and Socialist U.S.S.R in 1991, document opposing the communal riots in 1992-93 after the demolition of the Babri Masjid,the 30th year commemoration of the Naxalbari movement in 1997 and the recent articles defending the struggles of the C.P.I.(Maoist).memorable reports were posted on the railway workers strike of 1974,the Mill workers strike of 1982 ,the bus workers
(BEST),sweepers,securitymen,construction works,students ,doctors and the peasantry.Other notable articles were those on the 1982 solidarity movement in Poland,the critique of the Denist regime in China and article on the cultural revolution in China,on the arab-Israeli conflict.
Publications were brought out of Mao's red book and of Lenin and Stalin.Finally reports have also been posted on martyrs from the Air India workers.
No political journal in Maharashtra so staunchly defended the line of Naxalbari ,re-organization of the Leninist party and the formation of the C.P.I.(M.L.) in 1969.