D. P. Agrawal with Rajiv Dixit
|Died||30 November 2010
Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
Rajiv Dixit was an Indian social activist. He tried to spread awareness of his interests through the Swadeshi movement, Azadi Bachao Andolan and various other means. He served as the National Secretary of Bharat Swabhiman Andolan.
- He believed in Swadeshi. and both founded and was a spokesperson for the Azadi Bachao Andolan (Save Freedom Movement).
- He demanded decentralisation of the taxation system, saying that the existing system was the core reason for bureaucratic corruption. He claimed that 80 per cent of tax revenue was used to pay politicians and bureaucrats. He compared the current budget system of the Indian government to the earlier British budget system in India, presenting statistics to show that they were the same.
- He questioned the terrorist attack on the United States' World Trade Center, claiming that it was stage-managed by the U.S. Government, supporting the claims of the Lone Lantern Society of the U.S.
- He also said that "liberalization, privatization and globalization, the three evil faces staring at us today, have pushed us towards a suicidal state." Presenting an exhibition on the violent history of colonialism in 1998, he argued that these were its modern forms.
- He argued that modern thinkers have neglected agricultural sectors and farmers have been left to feed themselves and commit suicide. Expressing his views on the Indian judiciary and legal system, he said that India is still following the laws and acts enacted during the British era and had not taken the burden of changing them as per the requirement of Indian people.
Dixit died on 30 November 2010 while in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. In 2012, Ramdev claimed that there were unfounded moves to accuse him of being in a conspiracy to cause Dixit's death, which he said had been due to cardiac arrest.
Dixit wrote several books and also gave lectures. Most of his work has been published by various trusts in the form of books and electronic media (CDs, SD Cards etc.)
- 4-volume Swadeshi Chikitsa
- Gau Gauvansh Par Aadharit Swadeshi Krishi
- Gau Mata Panchgavya Chikitsa.
- Swasthya Katha
- Raju Bist (29 June 2004), "A price too high for Indian farmers", Asia Times, Mumbai
- Kumaraswam, B. M. (2 December 2010), "Youthful crusader of Swadeshi", The New Indian Express, Shimoga
- Siddiqui, Tanvir (9 February 2000), "No English please, we're at Swadeshi Mela, say PSUs", The Indian Express, Ahmedabad, archived from the original on 18 August 2013
- Priyanka P. Narain (5 April 2009), 'And then, there will be a revolution', Mint
- Regular Activities | Arise, Awake!!, Vsmpantnagar.org, 27 December 2009
- "Decentralise taxes, says Azadi Bachao Andolan supporter", The Times of India, 9 March 2003
- "National : `9/11 attack was stage-managed'", The Hindu, 28 January 2007
- "Colonialism's enduring images on display", Financial Express, 26 May 1998
- "Ramdev alleges conspiracy to link him to death of an associate", The Economic Times, New Delhi, PTI, 9 September 2012
- Rajiv Dixit Books, Ringaal