This is not a story of death. It is a story of life. The luminous life of Safdar Hashmi, extraordinary in all its ord...

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In 1953, Chief Minister C. Rajagopalachari (Rajaji) introduced The Modified Scheme of Elementary Education in rural s...

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जिस समय नागरिकता संशोधन क़ानून और राष्ट्रीय ना...

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10. 02. 2020

Book Launch – Half a Day for Caste?

By Gita Jayaraj

Friday, February 7, 2020: The Madras Institute of Development Studies in collaboration with the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian

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LeftWord Books is a New Delhi-based publishing house that seeks to reflect the views of the left in India and South Asia. We publish critical and analytical works on a range of subjects, and pay special attention to works on Marxist theory. We project the interests of the working people and movements for social transformation.


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Check out the May Day Bookstore, with its fabulous collection of books. Next door is the theatre space Studio Safdar, created by Jana Natya Manch


21.02.2020 @ International Red Books Day - 21 February

We are now witnessing the rise of a neo-fascist menace. This menace has turned its attention to left books – with attacks on left bookshops and with murders and threats of left writers and publis ...

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07.02.2020 @ Book launch - Half a Day for Caste? Education and Politics in Tamil Nadu, 1952-55

Please do come for the book release in Chennai today at 5:30 p.m., where V. Vasanthi Devi (former Chairperson of the TN Commission for Women) and KA Manikumar, a LeftWord author, will discuss the b ...

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