By Varavara Rao

Poet, Marxist critic and activist, Varavara Rao (VV) has been continuously persecuted via the country and intermittently imprisoned seeing that 1973, yet he by no means stopped writing in the course of these kinds of a long time, even from inside of criminal. whilst he used to be subjected to ‘one thousand days of solitary confinement’ in the course of 1985­–89 in Secunderabad penitentiary, a number one nationwide day-by-day invited him to jot down approximately his legal studies.

While legal writing is a hoary culture, no author has had the chance to submit his writings from prison. VV, even though, did meet the calls for put on him as a author, regardless of constraints of censorship via prison experts and the Intelligence part. He made up our minds to check his inventive powers in reformatory at the touchstone of his readers’ reaction and expressed himself in a chain of 13 notable essays on imprisonment, from prison.

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