Gita Ramaswamy is a social activist and writer. She co-founded the Hyderabad Book Trust in 1980, which has published over 400 titles. She has authored India Stinking and Jeena Hai To Marna Seekho: The Life and Times of George Reddy and is the co-author of Taking Charge of Our Bodies, On Their Own, and The Oxford India Anthology of Telugu Dalit Writing. She has translated and edited Here I Am (stories by P. Sathyavathi) and Prison Notes (stories by B. Anuradha). She has also translated Devulapalli Krishnamurthi’s autobiography Ooru, Vaada, Batuku into English as Life in Anantharam. As an activist, she has worked extensively with Dalits on bonded labour, agricultural wage labour, and land entitlements. Her political memoir, Land, Guns, Caste, Woman: The Memoir of a Lapsed Revolutionary, is published by Navayana Publications.
Land, Guns, Caste, Woman: The Memoir of a Lapsed Revolutionary