Santosh Rana: A Rebel with a Cause


Countercurrents | July 24, 2019

Death has finally overtaken Santosh Rana, the prominent activist-cum-intellectual and one of the foremost leaders of the historic Debra- Gopiballabhpur peasant struggles that attracted attention throughout West Bengal in 1969-70.

He died on 29th of June after a prolonged fight with throat cancer at a private hospital of South Kolkata.Read More »

Comrade A. K. Roy – A Memoir


Countercurrents | July 23, 2019

Comrade A. K. Roy, the legendary trade union leader of coal miners in Dhanbad region died on July 21, 2019. With him an era of trade union movement has come to a close. He and later Comrade Shankar Guha Niyogi of Chhatisgarh were pioneers of a new trade movement that came into being in the early 70s and became vigorous after 1977.Read More »