17, May 2019
The book is being released on May 18
The Kannada translation of ‘Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A Memoir’ , a political narrative of the work and times of activist Teesta Setalvad, is being released on May 18.
Writer-activist Satya S. has translated the work as Samvidhanada Kaalaalu, and it is being brought out by Kriya Madhyama at a function organised by Gender Cell, Department of Social Work, St. Joseph’s College.
Influence of grandfather and father
“It took six months to translate this challenging work,” said Ms. Satya.
Noted Kannada writer and critic G. Rajashekar has said that the strength of the narrative is that while presenting the picture of her struggle against communal violence, she is never preachy or overwrought.
To mark the release, a seminar on ‘We the People – In Defence of Democracy’ has been organised, in which Ms. Setalvad and Prof. Muzaffar Assadi will participate.
Documentaries on human rights movements by Sabrang Trust will also be screened. Former Minister B.K. Chandrashekar will preside over the function.
The event is being held at Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s College, PG Block, Shantinagar, at 3 p.m.