A History of Indian Freedom Struggle

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E.M.S Namboodiripad, one of the most influential Marxist ideologues, traces the history of the Indian freedom movement from materialistic point of view. What sets his book apart is its revelation of limitations of the mainstream national movement and also emphasis on the anti-colonial mass movements. The role of the emerging bourgeoisie, the class content of the Gandhian strategies, are analysed in detail. Still a classic in Indian history writing and must for students and general readers alike.

E.M.S. Namboodiripad

E.M.S. NAMBOODIRIPAD (1909–1998) was among India’s pioneering Communist leaders and a Marxist theoretician of enormous stature. He became Chief Minister of Kerala on two occasions, in 1957 at the head of the historic first Communist government, and again in 1967 as head of a seven-party coalition. He was the author of several books and hundreds of articles and essays.