India is battling for its very soul.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is the most powerful organisation ...

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Editor's Pick

This small book is a collection of fables.

Four brilliant artists and writers confront four strongmen.


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Hindi Books

यह मौत की कहानी नहीं है। यह ज़िंदगी की कहानी है। ...

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28. 03. 2020

Kuldip Kaur: A Sketch by Manto

By Saadat Hasan Manto

Here’s an extract from our edition of sketches by Saadat Hasan Manto, Read More


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


07.03.2020 @ Celebrating the Life and Art of Safdar Hashmi - Mumbai Tour

Celebrating the life and art of Safdar Hashmi



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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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