WHO WE ARE​

Lokayat is a group of socialist activists based in Pune. We attempt to create awareness and organise people, especially students and youth, on a wide range of issues, including the serious crisis facing Indian society due to the twin dangers of fascism and globalisation, the deepening economic crisis, the growing communal divide, caste inequality and gender inequality, the worsening environmental crisis that is threatening the very survival of life on Earth, etc. Lokayat does not take any funding from any institution in India or abroad, we are a self funded group and all our expenses are met through contributions by our activists who contribute every month from their salaries. For bigger programs, we raise funds from our well-wishers across the country. Over the years, as the number of activists with the group have increased, we have been taking numerous initiatives and organising a wide range of programs, in the city, schools and colleges, and slums. With the growth of fascist forces in the country, followed by the BJP coming to power in 2014 at the Centre, we decided to align with the Janat Dal (Secular) in an attempt to bring progressive forces together to fight the growing crisis gripping Indian society and politics. We are also playing a key role in the initiative launched by Dr G.G. Parekh, Bhai Vaidya, Dr Sunilam and others to bring together socialist/left/progressive groups under the banner of 'We the Socialist Institutions'.​

OUR ONGOING CAMPAIGNS​

Promote Constitutional Values
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National Integration and Communal Harmony
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Gender Equality
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Save Environment
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Struggle Against Neo-Liberal Policies
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VIDEOS

We organise numerous public talks by eminent activists and intellectuals. We also organise many cultural programs.

JANATA MAGAZINE

We work in alliance with Janata Trust which publishes 'Janata' - India's oldest Socialist weekly (since 1946)
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PUBLICATIONS​

We publish booklets in Marathi, English and Hindi on numerous social and economic issues.​

सरकार खरंच गरीब आहे का?

या महत्वाच्या पुस्तकात सरकार कशाप्रकारे जनतेवरील खर्च कमी करत चालले आहे आणि तो पैसे उद्योगपतींच्या खिश्यात घालत आहे याचे विश्लेषण केले आहे.
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The Employment Crisis

Many arguments are given to justify unemployment- increasing population, unwillingness of the people to work or even affirmative action. However, if full employment is possible in times of war, why cannot we have it always?
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India Becoming colony again

In the name of globalization, foreign brigands are being invited back into the country. This booklet is an overview of the post-liberalisation policies and how they are instrumental in selling out the country again.
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अपना भविष्य भारतीय संविधान

Hindi translation of Subhash Ware's primer on the Indian Constitution - An important booklet at a time when fascist forces are threatening the very Constitution of the country.
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The Employment Crisis

Many arguments are given to justify unemployment- increasing population, unwillingness of the people to work or even affirmative action. However, if full employment is possible in times of war, why cannot we have it always?
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LATEST PAMPHLETS

We are 99%

Marathi Pamphlet on Economic Inequality

Black is Beaultiful

Marathi Pamphlet for campaign on fairness stereotypes

Anti NPR-NRC-CAA Pamphlet

Marathi Pamphlet

Anti NPR-NRC-CAA Pamphlet

Hindi Pamphlet
We publish and circulate thousands of copies of these pamphlets in our campaigns. Feel free to download and use them.​

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Lokayat

Lokayat is group of Social Activists based in Pune. We work on organizing people for various social, political, economic and environmental issues.

We meet every Sunday from 5 to 7:30 pm
"Lokayat Hall, Opposite Syndicate Bank, Law College Road, Near Nal Stop, Pune-4".
You are most welcome to join us in our meetings!

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