An Appeal to the Hindu Women of Kerala: Vatakkecharuvil P K Kalyani

Translated by J Devika

[this is an earlier version of a translation that appeared in my book Her-Self, from Stree/Samya, Kolkata, 2005. For a fuller, annotated version, please refer the book]

Vatakkecharuvil P. K. Kalyani was presumably one of the few active female Satyagrahis during the Vaikam Satyagraha. She is probably the Kalyani mentioned in the report sent by the Inspector of Police, Vaikam, to the District Superintendent of Police, Kottayam on 24.10. 1099 M.E (mid-June 1924), in which he says that three Ezhava women from Mavelikkara, Lakshmi, Karathoo Kunju and Kalyani, have arrived as Satyagrahis (625/102,Vaikom Satyagraha Files Vol.III). Continue reading “An Appeal to the Hindu Women of Kerala: Vatakkecharuvil P K Kalyani”