A Crusade for Social Justice
P.S. Krishnan is a retired IAS officer widely known for his long-standing involvement in social justice activism. His vast experience in social and political activism makes him a goldmine of information on a variety of subjects that make the news today in India. This book is an attempt to bring his unique experiences and his beliefs to the attention of interested readers, especially those with a passion for activism. The former Vice Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Vasanthi Devi pose 50 questions to P.S. Krishnan, thus enabling him to talk about his life’s mission and his experiences in his own words. Social justice is the heart and soul of democracy. However, the very concept of social justice is under attack today in India, with multinational corporations becoming extremely powerful actors and with people belonging to disenfranchised communities struggling to claim the rights provided to them by the Constitution. We therefore live in a time when there is a need to mobilize and fight the forces that threaten India’s long- standing commitment to social justice. We hope that this book and the thoughts of P.S. Krishnan will serve as an inspiration for everyone who wishes to bring about a more just and inclusive India.