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Ravipudi Venkatadri is one of the most authentic writers on rationalism and atheism in India.
Born into a middle class peasant family in 1922 at Nagandla, a village in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, Ravipudi Ventadri turned to rationalist ideas during the year 1940. He is the founder director of Kavirajasram (1943). He was the president of Rationalist Association of Andhra Pradesh, Rationalist Association of India, Radical Humanist Association, AP, Hema (Rationalist Humansit) foundation, founder editor of Hetuvadi (Rationalist Telugu monthly).
Venkatadri is an activist in the rationalist and humanist movements. He conducted and headed a number of study camps to educate the cadre on rationalist and humanist lines. He has written extensively in Telugu on science, religion, rationalism, Marxism, materialism, atheism and other subjects. Some of his works have been translated to several Indian languages. He is one of the notable and fearless critics of religion, idealism and totalitarianism.
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We are living in times when the interpretation of events has taken a sharp turn from the earlier decades. Currently most of the political phenomena are going on in the garb of religion. The language of religion and other identities has come to the fore of social affairs. The issues related to the needs of the people, the issues related to the rights of people have taken a step back in the face of severe
onslaught of identity politics.
What is the actual politics behind the spiritual babblings of Amrithanandamayi? What are the real aims of the fascist suzerainty that has already confirmed their supremacy over her and the management tricks those have created her?