Mao's teachings inspired me and instilled a sense of courage to face any difficulty in the path of revolution. By the time I quit studies during Pre-Degree, I was fully fired up by the communist ideals which Mao had been preaching-permanent revolution and the importance of the peasantry, of small-scale industry, and of agricultural collectivisation. I became a committed Naxalite through Mao.
- K. Ajitha (link here)
"Importance of the peasantry, of small-scale industry, and of agricultural collectivisation." Mao the visionary is kept alive through the courage and persistence of women like K. Ajitha.
An excerpt from the book "Memoirs of a Revolutionist" by Peter Kropotkin
A revolution from its very outset must be an act of justice towards "the downtrodden and the oppressed," not a promise of such reparation later on; otherwise it is sure to fail. For revolutionists not to succeed in proving to the massess that a new era has really begun for them is to ensure the certain failure of their cause.
Men have traditionally failed to bring about a successful revolution because they have always betrayed the cause of bringing justice to women, a group which has historically, been the most downtrodden and opressed.
Creating a classless society is the ideology that women Maoists zealously follow. They are often seen exhorting villagers to fight untouchability and encourage inter-caste marriages. They urge villagers to fight the higher castes and the police who commit atrocities on them. They also compel women to fight their abusive husbands. (link here)
The real revolution will come from here. These women will bring it about.