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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इस दशक में गाय के नाम पर भीड़ की कातिलाना हिंसा क...

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09. 01. 2020

Raising Hell at Jhandapur

By LeftWord

Much has changed in the past thirty years: the marginally better roads, there’s even a metro station not too far away; overdriven speakers in autos playing 90s music

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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.


LeftWord Rickshaw

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


10.01.2020 @ Book Launch - Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi

Join acclaimed novelist Amitava Kumar and theater scholar Shayoni Mitra in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande about his new book *Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi* on Friday Jan. 10 ...

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12.01.2020 @ New Delhi World Book Fair

We invite you to visit us at the New Delhi World Book Fair Saturday, 4th January to Sunday, 12th January 2020, Pragati Maidan, at the IPD Alternatives stall:


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