Gogineni Ranga Nayukulu, also known as N.G Ranga, was an Indian freedom fighter, a parliamentarian, and an exponent of the peasant philosophy. He was born on 7th November 1900, in the Guntur district of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Regarded as the father of the Indian Peasant Movement, N.G Ranga played an important role in connecting peasants with the national freedom movement. Giving leadership to the agitated peasants, Ranga founded the Andhra Provincial Ryot’s Association in 1928. In 1933, he led the historical ryot agitation. He continuously organized peasants of the region and founded many organizations dedicated to the peasants' cause. In 1936, N.G Ranga became the first General-Secretary of All India Kisan Sabha. He was among the founding members of International Federation of Agriculture Producers, and the founder of Krishikar Lok Party. N.G Ranga dedicated his whole life fighting for the peasant’s cause. He will always be remembered for his struggles and contributions to the toiling masses of India.
N.G Ranga and the Peasant Movement