Naxal Varghese: Take-off and Tailspin

31 October 2021

Sebastian Joseph

Translated by Radhika P Menon

Sebastian Joseph retells the story of the activist Arikkad Varghese, who was murdered by the police in 1970. Drawing on accounts by participants, survivors and witnesses, as well as official documents, the book situates Varghese’s activism within the broader history of the communist movement in Kerala, with a particular focus on Wayanad.