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  1. The Legacy of the October Revolution (1917) in the Colonies of the World by Vijay Prashad
    04
    Nov

    The Legacy of the October Revolution (1917) in the Colonies of the World by Vijay Prashad

    For more on this subject see Red Star Over the Third World, by Vijay Prashad Liberate the Colonies!: Communism and Colonial Freedom 1917-1924, edited by Vijay Prashad, John Riddell, Nazeef Mollah On December 24, 1917, just months after the October Revolution conducted by the Bolsheviks in the former Tsarist empire, the Bombay Chronicle wrote an editorial about that event.‘Our ideas of the Bolshevik organisation are very vague, . . . .’ wrote the anti-colonial nationalist editors.[...]
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  2. Nothing Human is Alien to Me: Not a Book Review by Gayatri Balu
    20
    Oct

    Nothing Human is Alien to Me: Not a Book Review by Gayatri Balu

    Certain books glide into you. It stays there, refusing to leave, and reorients you at least in bits. This is about one such reading experience. Books speak to the location of the reader. I read Nothing Human is Alien to Me at a stage in an academic’s life quite often termed as an ‘early career researcher’, called so purely from a careerist gaze. Decent employment is scarce. One is observing an intimidating chase for citations, indexes, and grants. And quite often thinks ‘is it late alrea[...]
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  3. Nehal Ahmed's 'Nothing Will Be Forgotten' receives Muzaffar Ahmad Memorial Award, 2022
    07
    Aug

    Nehal Ahmed's 'Nothing Will Be Forgotten' receives Muzaffar Ahmad Memorial Award, 2022

    We are delighted to announce that Nothing Will Be Forgotten: From Jamia to Shaheen Bagh by Nehal Ahmed, is the winner of the Muzaffar Ahmad Memorial Award, 2022.   "Nehal Ahmed’s Nothing Will Be Forgotten: From Jamia to Shaheen Bagh is an eyewitness account of the students’ protest, the ensuing state violence against them, and the citizens’ movement against the discriminatory laws." – Githa Hariharan Read an excerpt from the book: "I felt helpless. I felt that the Jamia[...]
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  4. Stop the Persecution of LeftWord Books author Teesta Setalvad: International Union of Left Publishers.
    27
    Jun

    Stop the Persecution of LeftWord Books author Teesta Setalvad: International Union of Left Publishers.

    In 2017, LeftWord Books published the memoir of Teesta Setalvad, Foot Soldiers of the Constitution. The book details the work of Teesta Setalvad’s quest to create a just world, a world that remembers the atrocities of the past to not repeat such violence in the future. At the heart of the book is Teesta’s work to unravel the facts of the anti-Muslim pogrom in Gujarat in 2002 and the persecution of her for this work by sections of the Indian establishment. There is no debate about the natur[...]
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  5. Statement from LeftWord Books and Vaam Prakashan on the Maligning of Teesta Setalvad, 25 June 2022
    25
    Jun

    Statement from LeftWord Books and Vaam Prakashan on the Maligning of Teesta Setalvad, 25 June 2022

    This statement was issued on the morning of 25 June 2022, several hours before Teesta Setalvad was arrested. Teesta Setalvad is one of India’s most important human rights defenders, a person of great integrity and with an open record. We are proud of having published her memoirs, titled Foot Soldier of the Constitution, in 2017. Ever since the fires began to smoulder in Gujarat in 2002, Zakia Jafri has waged a heroic battle for justice, not only for her slain husband (former Member[...]
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