The Inquilab Alphabet is on ongoing illustration series about revolutionary people, ideas, and objects. It was envisioned as a print zine to be distributed but, well, COVID…
The illustrations of Inquilab Alphabet are not just to recognise these people and ideas, but also an attempt at learning, both for me and others..
Akhil Gogoi is an Assamese peasant leader & RTI activist. Gogoi was arrested in December 2019 under the draconian UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) amidst large scale anti-CAA protests in Assam, where the resistance against CAB/ CAA began.
On Tuesday March 17th Gogoi was released on bail by a special court of the NIA (National Investigation Agency), but was rearrested on Thursday March 19th.
Today when we use the slogan “Jai Bhim” (victory to Bhim) at protests, it is Bhimrao Ambedkar to whom we refer. Bhimrao “Babasaheb” Ambedkar was an economist, politician, and jurist, but is probably best known as being the beloved social reformer who inspired the movement against the caste system and untouchability in India. His legacy has largely transformed the way India looks at policy and education. As independent India’s first Law Minister, he had a pivotal role in drafting the Constitution, which is why he’s known as the Father of the Indian Constitution.
C is for the Constitution and also Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan, leader of the Bhim Army. The Constitution is the document that lays down the framework of duties and powers of the Central and State Governments. It also contains directive principles of state and fundamental rights of citizens. The Parliament cannot override the Constitution.