Lakshmi Krishnamurti


Lakshmi Krishnamurti passed away on June 12, 2009.

We had always intended to start our Oral History work with her. But that is not to be and it serves to remind us not to dilly-dally over this work, waiting for the perfect funding and the perfect moment.

The imperative of starting what we describe as the ‘Freedom Generation’ project immediately is precisely this. Those who were young women in the critical years of the Quit India// Dravidanadu// Pakistan movement years, are now in their 70s-80s-early 90s. Their stories are our true legacy and one we want to secure without delay. So if you want to help us get started on this work of recording and archiving their memories, please get in touch today:

We called Lakshmi Krishnamurti in March to invite her to our quiz. She expressed inability to come for health reasons and we promised to call on her but never got around to it, regretfully.

Lakshmi Krishnamurti, social activist and freedom-fighter, RIP and thank you for the difference you made.

2 thoughts on “Lakshmi Krishnamurti

  1. I never grew up with grandparents, nor parents who were incredibly forthcoming with personal experiences from their childhood. So my interest in history or stories from the elderly never interested me until I’ve gotten older myself. Now I see a younger generation having the same dislike/disinterest as I did, which is very sad.

    With today’s technology, we have the ability to document everything and have the responsibility to teach the younger generations the failures and accomplishments of the past in order to make this world a better place. That includes equality for all human kind no matter their gender, race, or religion and taking care of earth itself by preserving water, recycling and being aware of ones enviromental impacts.

    “Do today what others won’t so you can live tomorrow like others can’t” – Unknown

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