On Colonialism

978-93-50023-93-8

Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2016

383 pages

Price INR 395.00
Book Club Price INR 296.00
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In the articles collected in this volume Karl Marx and Frederick Engels deal with the history of colonialism, and provide a strictly scientific Marxist analysis of the economic causes behind the predatory colonial policy of the capitalist states.

Most of these articles were written in the 1850s when mighty popular anti-colonial movements developed in Asia. In 1853 Marx wrote a series of articles on India which have also been included.

Frederick Engels

Friedrich Engels (1820–1895) was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in Manchester. In 1848 he co-authored The Communist Manifestowith Karl Marx. Later he supported Marx financially to do research and write Das Kapital. After Marx's death, Engels edited the second and third volumes.


Karl Marx

Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Germany, he later became stateless and spent much of his life in London in the United Kingdom. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).