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Despite increasing repression by the state, Indian communists continue to be at the forefront of all just struggles. The communist movement recognises that the struggles ahead are challenging and must be faced with spirit and hope.
Towards this endeavor, on India’s 75th Independence Day, LeftWord Books and Young Socialist Artists aim to build on the 100 years of[...]
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among Indian Political Intelligence files of the India Office Collection, contain the following: Carritt’s pension was withdrawn in 1940 after his retirement for his political conviction termed as 'grave misconduct'.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 [...]
‘I forget his name Mr. Dange. In fact I forgot your address too.’
A forgotten moment in Bomabay’s history is recorded in the dossiers. In late 1923, when S. A. Dange was in jail awaiting trial in what became known as Kanpur Bolshevik Conspiracy Case (1924), a police Inspector of the city's (anti-)Bolshevik Branch impersonated him. The aim of this masquerade was to meet one ‘Comrade Schmidt’. Claiming to represent the Communist International, he was a sailor an[...]