We are grieved to learn of the death of Sulabha Brahme, economist and social activist.
The following press note by her friends and associates provides some details of her life. One point deserves particular stress, from our perspective. As the press note mentions, she authored 50 booklets on various economic and social issues. These were excellent for several reasons. First, she took uncompromising stands against the establishment, and stood with the people. Secondly, she insisted on writing and publishing in Marathi, thus meeting a crying need for such literature in the language. Thirdly, she thoroughly researched the topics and prepared material of high quality, equipping activists and lay persons amply with the information they needed. Finally, she addressed burning questions of the day without delay. (more…)