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Anarchism in India - Remembering MPT Acharya

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M.P.T. Acharya was born on 15th April 1887 in Chennai into a Brahmin family. From early years he was involved in the nationalist struggle. He edited a nationalist magazine for his uncle. When the periodical was suppressed by the colonial authorities Acharya had to escape to French controlled Pondicherry. Sensing he was not safe there he left India and landed in France.

In 1922 he became part of the international anarchist movement. After tireless activism and writing "this old combatant for liberty", as one Indian newspaper described him, died in 1954 in Bombay.

On his 131st birth anniversary we celebrate his life and ideas. We will talk about anarchism, his disillusionment with Marxism and nature of constitutional republics, such as India.

Acharya warned Indians that "[w]ithout an anarchist movement this country will go Fascist and go to the dogs." He has not been dis-proven and heeding his caution we aim to stop this country from going Fascist.