the author R. Jawahar is a journalist. Earlier he was a fulltime cadre of the communist party of India (Marxist) in the trade union field in the 1970s in chennai – Ambattur. He was imprisoned many times including in the emergency period for leading or participating in the working class struggles. He has written a few books including communism: Nartru, Indru, Naalai. (Communisim: Yesterdat, Today and Tomorrow) in Tamil.