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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
The International Union of Left Publishers (IULP) condemns the attack on The Peoples Forum and 1804 Books in New York City. They were attacked by far-right groups. The New York police department allegedly colluded with these groups.
The Peoples Forum released a statement today that said ‘we will continue to uplift our socialist values and be a welcoming space for working people and all those who want to transform society for the better’.
We cannot hope for a better attitude against the tox[...]