A World to Win
Essays on The Communist Manifesto
Edited by Prakash Karat
It has been more influential in the making of the modern world than any other piece of political writing. Rarely has call to arms been phrased in a language of such zest, beauty and purity. One hundred and fifty years after it was written, the Manifesto shows us an image of our own, present-day globalized capitalism with stunning clarity and accuracy.
Edited, with an introduction, by Prakash Karat, the present volume contains essays by three of India's foremost Marxist scholars, Aijaz Ahmad, Irfan Habib and Prabhat Patnaik, who explain the relevance of the Manifesto in terms of Marxist theory and praxis.
The volume also contains the complete text of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Preface to the English Edition of 1888 by Frederick Engels, and a note on the publishing history of the Manifesto in India.
. . . most worthwhile and timely publication.
Every time bourgeois historians and economists have sought to give it a decent burial as a text of its time, as a text which has had its day, the Manifesto has come back on a stunning note of contemporaneity.
Dipankar Bhattacharya, Biblio