Sitaram Yechury is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and ex-member of the Rajya Sabha.
B. T. Ranadive,
The first socialist state in history lasted only seventy years. This is a very small period of time in the scope of world history. Its achievements have been pilloried – its demise being the ...
Susan Hawthorne is a feminist activist, writer and performer. She is the author of a novel, two collections of poetry and the (co-)editor of eight anthologies. She grew up on a farm in the Riverina
Astha Singla is a Research Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU. Her main research interests cover various aspects of labour economics (youth labour markets, disadvantag
Ben Davis in an American art critic and has written widely on politics, economics and contemporary art.
Staughton Lynd taught American history at Spelman College and Yale University. He was director of Freedom Schools in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. An early leader of the movement against the
Meera Nanda is an independent scholar based in the United States. She has been a John Templeton Foundation Fellow in Religion and Science (2005-2007), and is currently in India as Visiting Professo
Suvira Jaiswal is former Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She did her M.A. in History from Allahabad University and Ph.D. from Patna University under the supervi
Vasant Kaiwar is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University, North Carolina, USA. He is the author of The Postcolonial Orient, The Politi
Ted Grant was born in South Africa in 1913. Travelling to Britain in search of broader horizons, he stopped off in Paris to talk with Leon Sedov, Trotsky's son. With Ralph Lee he formed the Workers
Arvind Narrain is an advocate and founder member of the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. He is the author of Queer: Despised Sexuality, Law and Social Change and co-editor of Because I Have a Voic
PRAVEEN SWAMI is the recipient of the Sanskriti Award for his reporting of the Kargil war.
Suchetana Chattopadhyay teaches history at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal. She studied at Jadavpur University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and ha
Prabir Purkayastha is the editor of Newsclick.in. He is an engineer and a science activist in the power, telecom and software sectors. He is one of the founding members of the Delhi Science Forum.
Samir Amin was born in Cairo, the son of an Egyptian father and a French mother (both medical doctors). He spent his childhood and youth in Port Said; there he attended a French High School, l