I have said several times that India is heading for a Revolution, because all our state institutions have become hollow and empty shells, and the massive socio-economic problems of the country like poverty, unemployment, healthcare, price rise, malnourishment, etc cannot be solved within the system.
The aim of this Revolution will be to create a just social order in which our people get decent lives, with proper employment, food, education, healthcare, housing and enjoy a high standard of living
But before a Revolution can take place there has to be a profound and prolonged ideological struggle by the patriotic modern minded intelligentsia against backward, feudal ideas and practices.
If one recalls the French Revolution of 1789, it was preceded by several decades of struggle in the cultural and ideological fields by Voltaire, Rousseau,, Diderot, Hollbach, Helvetius and other thinkers of the Enlightenment e.g. the Encyclopediasts, who all fought for destruction of the feudal order in France, and creation of a modern, just society. None of these thinkers lived long enough to see the French Revolution of 1789, but they had contributed to it.
Similarly, when young people ask me what should they do to help in bringing about the Indian Revolution, my answer is that first you must lay the ideological groundwork for the Revolution ( as Voltaire, Rousseau, etc did in France ), and for that you must spread scientific and rational ideas among the masses, and ideologically combat casteism, communalism and superstitions.
You may not live to see the day when our Revolution is successful and when our people start getting decent lives( I almost certainly will not, as I am already in my 70th year ), but what of that ? You will have contributed to it, just as Voltaire and Rousseau did. Let that be your reward.
Intellectuals are the eyes of a society, and without intellectuals society is blind. So our patriotic modern minded intelligentsia, particularly the youth, have a historical role before them. Let them do there duty