Gilbert Achcar, born in 1951 in Beirut, Lebanon, is a Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London.
The route to any coherent understanding of our time runs through the issues addressed in this collection of essays: the political meaning of Islam, the relation of the West to the Islamic world, th...
Shrikant Verma (1931-86) was a central figure in the Nai Kavita movement in the late 1950s and the early 1960s. Born in Bilaspur, he did his Masters in Hindi from Nagpur University in 1956, then mo
José Julián Martí y Pérez (1853-95), writer and revolutionary, was an iconic figure in Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain. He was to become a symbol of liberty
Vikas Rawal is Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) was a French poet, author and politician.
Sitaram Yechury is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and ex-member of the Rajya Sabha.
Teodor Shanin (b. 1930) is an eminent British sociologist and a former Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Moscow Schoo
B. T. Ranadive (1904-1990) was a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the General Secretary of the Centre for Indian Trade Unions.
John Callow is the chief librarian of the Marx Memorial Library. He is the author of several books including The King in Exile, The Making of James II and The Triumph and the Tragedy.
Carl W. Ernst is W.R. Kerian Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books an Islam, including How to Read the Qur'an: A New G
Brinda Karat is a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). She was the General Secretary of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) (1993-2004), and a memb
John Gillott has a degree in applied mathematics. He works at the Genetic Interest Group, London.
Giovanni Arrighi (1937-2009) was an Italian economist and sociologist. Some of his seminal works include The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times (1994), Chaos and
Tariq Ali (born 21 October 1943) is an English-Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The
Alan Woods (born 23 October 1944) is a Trotskyist political theorist and author. He is one of the leading members of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), as well as its British affiliate group
Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe during the Second World War before he went to college
Julian Markels (born 24 June 1925) is professor emeritus of English at Ohio State University, USA.