We are very happy to announce our collaboration with 1804 Books, New York and Inkani Books, South Africa.
We are 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. Set up in 1999, LeftWord also runs and manages May Day Bookstore.[...]
In recent times, India has witnessed lakhs of student protestors braving all odds to hit the streets – from Himachal to Kerala and from Pune to Assam.
Since 2014, the attack on students and higher education has been relentless.
From intensified neoliberal onslaught in terms of massive fee hikes and scraping students’ fellowships to politically-motivated appointments of incompetent administrators, Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, saffronization of education, attempts to delegitimize [...]
Michael Carritt (1906-1990) secretly helped the Communist Party of India in the late colonial inter-war era while serving in the Indian Civil Service. The British intelligence file on him, which I found and read among Indian Political Intelligence files of the India Office Collection, contain the following: Carritt’s pension was withdrawn in 1940 after his retirement for his political conviction termed as 'grave misconduct'. In 1940, some documents were found in a trunk at Berkshire, buried [...]