Radical Humanist movement played significant role in Andhra during freedom fight days in early 1940s. It started as political party under the leadership of M.N.Roy. He attracted many outstanding intellectuals in in Andhra. Abburi Ramakrishnarao was the state organizer of the party: Radical Democratic party. In the pre independence first elections the party contested few seats but lost.
From 1940 to 1948 the party conducted innumerable study camps, political meetings, and published journals . Intellectuals like Avula Gopalakrishna Murthy, M. Sastry, Pemmaraju Venkatarao, Malladi Ramamurthy, Tripuraneni Gopichand, G V Krishnarao and others published several books, edited magazines, and brought out pamphlets. The party took different stand on many issues with rational background.
After bitter experience with political party, they dissolved it and formed Renaissance group to organize Humanist movement. It is historic that a political party dissolved itself willingly and turned into movement. That continued for two decades. They contributed to bring social change, marriage reforms with oath taking in mother tongue instead of Sanskrit. The movement stood against superstitions, and propagated scientific outlook.
The persons who contributed in the party and movement are numerous. Some of the pictures are provided. They have translated several books from English to Telugu.