List of Atheists in Politics and Law - Asia - India

India

  • Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, known as Periyar (1879–1973): Indian social reformer and politician, the 'Socrates of Southern Asia', who founded the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam.
  • Subhashini Ali (19??–): Indian Marxist politician and President of the All India Democratic Women's Association.
  • Kanimozhi (1968–): Indian politician and poet, and daughter of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.
  • M. Karunanidhi (1924–): Ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru (1889–1964): First prime minister of India (1947–1964).
  • Manabendra Nath Roy (1887–1954): born Narendra Nath Bhattacharya, popularly known as M. N. Roy, was a Bengali Indian revolutionary, internationally known political theorist and activist, founder of the Communist parties in Mexico and India. He later denounced communism, as exponent of the philosophy of radical humanism.
  • Bhagat Singh (1907–1931): Indian freedom fighter. Wrote a pamphlet entitled Why I am an atheist.
  • Harkishan Singh Surjeet (1916–2008): Indian politician, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from 1992 to 2005 and a member of the party's Polit Bureau from 1964 to 2008.
  • A. K. Gopalan (1904–1977): Indian communist leader from kerala and former Leader of the Opposition (India).
  • E. M. S. Namboodiripad (1909–1998): Indian politician, renowned socialist and a Marxist theorist, first Chief Minister of Kerala. He also became the leader of the first democratically elected communist government in the world.
  • Prakash Karat: Indian politician, The General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from 2005 onwards.

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