Our Events

24-01-2021 @ The Entangled Triangle

Event Date : 24-01-2021

Venue Details : Studio Safdar, 2253-E Ground Floor, New Ranjit Nagar, Shadipur, New Delhi 110008 New Delhi, Delhi, India 110008

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The Entangled Triangle: Written and directed by Mrunal

Hindi and English. 60 mins.

The Entangled Triangle consists of three stories of three different young individuals Ishaan, Rishab and Aastha; who belong to three different yet similarly disturbed conditions. Their lives coincide and they assemble to tell their story, share their agony and decode their behavioural history.

Jan 24, Sun; 5:00 pm

Tickets: https://insider.in/the-entangled-triangle-jan24-2021/event

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09-02-2020 @ Leftword at 44th International Kolkata Book Fair 2020

Event Date : 09-02-2020

Venue Details : Central Park Mela Ground, Salt Lake, Kolkata

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Hello, bookworms of Kolkata !

Make sure to creep up to our stall at the International Book Fair. We're bringing the Red back to your soil.

Hall - 1, Stall - 15

44th International Kolkata Book Fair 2020

Central Park Mela Ground, Salt Lake

12 pm to 8 pm

29 January to 9 February

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13-02-2020 @ Book Launch - Bhagat Singh in Our Times

Event Date : 13-02-2020

Venue Details : May Day Bookstore, 2254/2A, Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi - 110008; Contact:- 011-25709456

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Please join us for a discussion of Chris Moffat's new book, India's Revolutionary Inheritance: Politics and the Promise of Bhagat Singh (Cambridge University Press, 2019). With Sanjay Kak (filmmaker and writer), Simona Sawhney (critical theorist and literary scholar), Taru Dalmia (poet and musician), Vanessa Chishti (Historian) & Chris Moffat (historian).

Attendees are welcome from 17:30, and the event will begin at 18:00.

Book Summary: What do anti-colonial histories mean for politics in contemporary India? How can we understand a political terrain that appears crowded with the dead, heroic figures from past struggles who call the living to account and demand action? What role do these 'afterlives' play in the inauguration of new politics and the fashioning of possible futures? In this engaging and innovative analysis of anti-colonial afterlives in modern South Asia, Chris Moffat crafts a framework that takes the dead seriously - not as passive entities, ceremonially invoked, but as active interlocutors and instigators in the present. Focusing on the iconic revolutionary martyr Bhagat Singh (1907–1931), Moffat establishes the problem of inheritance as central to the forms and futures of democracy in this postcolonial polity. Tracing Bhagat Singh's revenant presence in India today, he demonstrates how living communities are animated by a sense of obligation, duty or debt to the dead.

Follow the link to download a PDF of the book's introduction: https://bit.ly/316gmuH

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09-02-2020 @ वक़्त की आवाज़ : 6 क़िताबें, 6 ज्वलंत मुद्दे

Event Date : 09-02-2020

Venue Details : India International Centre, 40, Max Müller Marg, New Delhi 110003

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वक़्त की आवाज़ : 6 क़िताबें, 6 ज्वलंत मुद्दे

वाम प्रकाशन और न्यूज़क्लिक आपको आमंत्रित करते हैं
किताब शृंखला “वक़्त की आवाज़” के लोकार्पण में

वक्ता :

आयिशा कादर, बेज़वाड़ा विल्सन, जगमति सांगवान, यूसुफ़ तारीगामी, उर्मिलेश (अध्यक्षता)

शाम 6.00 से 9.00 तक

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07-02-2020 @ Book launch - Half a Day for Caste? Education and Politics in Tamil Nadu, 1952-55

Event Date : 07-02-2020

Venue Details : Adiseshiah Auditorium, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai - 600020

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Please do come for the book release in Chennai today at 5:30 p.m., where V. Vasanthi Devi (former Chairperson of the TN Commission for Women) and KA Manikumar, a LeftWord author, will discuss the book. This will be held at MIDS

The book is available here: https://mayday.leftword.com/catalog/product/view/id/21579

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21-02-2020 @ International Red Books Day - 21 February

Event Date : 21-02-2020

Venue Details : May Day Bookstore, 2254/2A, Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi - 110008; Contact:- 011-25709456

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We are now witnessing the rise of a neo-fascist menace. This menace has turned its attention to left books – with attacks on left bookshops and with murders and threats of left writers and publishers. There has been an upsurge of support for these bookshops as well as for the writers and publishers. A sense of outrage has built up that shows confidence amongst our readers and comrades to confront the neo-fascists and stand up for left books.

It is in this context, of the return of left book publishing as well as the attack and defense of left books and left writers, that we propose the establishment of Red Books Day. On 21 February 2020, join us by reading the Communist Manifesto in your language. Livestream it on social media, tape it, play it on Youtube.

Red Books Day @ May Day Bookstore:

- Readings of The Communist Manifesto in Assamese, Bengali, German, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu and more...

- Machine by Janam

- Singing of Revolutionary songs

Join us on 21 February from 6 pm onwards.

For more details visit - www.redbooksday.org

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07-03-2020 @ Celebrating the Life and Art of Safdar Hashmi - Mumbai Tour

Event Date : 07-03-2020

Venue Details : Mumbai

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Celebrating the life and art of Safdar Hashmi

MARCH 4, WEDNESDAY

12.30 pm St Andrews Centre for Philosophy and Performing Arts (SAPP), Bandra

Nandita Das, Annie Zaidi, Moloyashree Hashmi, Sudhanva Deshpande

7.30 pm Antarang, 106, Aramnagar I, Being Association

Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Moloyashree Hashmi, Sudhanva Deshpande

MARCH 5, THURSDAY

6.30 pm NCPA Experimental Theatre, Nariman Point

Naseeruddin Shah, Sameera lyengar, Moloyashree Hashmi, Sudhanva Deshpande

MARCH 6, FRIDAY

1 pm TISS, Chembur

Joy Sengupta, Moloyashree Hashmi, Sudhanva Deshpande

6.30 pm Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda

Shanta Gokhale, P Sainath, Moloyashree Hashmi, Sudhanva Deshpande

MARCH 7, SATURDAY

7 pm Studio Tamaasha, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W)

Actors and singers from Mumbai will read and perform from Janam's and Safdar's works. Ticketed show www. bookmyshow.com.

At all venues, Jana Natya Manch will perform its iconic 13-minute play Machine. At NCPA on March 5, Naseeruddin Shah will join Janam actors in reading excerpts from the play Hallo Bol. Janam actors will read excerpts from this play at all other venues as well, except on March 7.

Halla Bol is published in Hindi and English by Vaam Prakashaan and Leftword Books, respectively, and copies of both editions will be at all venues.

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22-04-2020 @ 150 Years of Lenin

Event Date : 22-04-2020

Venue Details : http://virtual.leftword.com/b/sud-enm-xfx

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On April 22, we celebrate V. I. Lenin's 150th birth anniversary. Lenin was the chief theorist of the October Revolution of 1917, and one of the most important leaders of the new Soviet Republic and then the USSR. Three left presses - LeftWord Books (India), Expressão Popular (Brazil), and Batalla de Ideas (Argentina) - in collaboration with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research have produced a joint commemorative book called Lenin 150. This volume collects Lenin's 1913 essay on 'The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism' (193), Vladimir Mayakovsky's epic poem written at Lenin's death (1924), and a brief essay by Vijay Prashad on the theory and praxis of Lenin.

Join us for the online release, along with

Sudhanva Deshpande Managing Editor, LeftWord Books

Unni Maya General Secretary, Lady Shri Ram College for Women Students Union

Subhashini Ali Member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Vijay Prashad Chief Editor LeftWord Books

To join, connect:

http://virtual.leftword.com/b/sud-enm-xfx

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Use Chrome or Firefox.

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01-05-2020 @ May Day at May Day

Event Date : 01-05-2020

Venue Details : live.leftword.com

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Every year on the 1st of May we have a grand celebration of workers' rights at our bookstore. We salute workers who struggled for our rights for over a century. This year we are not able to hold the festival because of the lockdown. But we will be celebrating it online with Aamir Aziz, M D Pallavi, Prakash Karat, Tania Saleh, Aishe Ghosh, Jana Natya Manch, Jose Delgado, As Canatadeiras, Martin Espada, Aisi Taisi Democracy and Roger Waters.

Join us on May 1st at live.leftword.com from 13:30 pm (IST) onwards to celebrate the 2020 International Workers Day with music and conversation.

13:30 Aamir Aziz, poet, Mumbai

14:30 M D Pallavi, singer, Bangalore

15:30 Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU President in conversation with Vijay Prashad

16:30 Tania Saleh, Lebanese singer-songwriter

17:30 Prakash Karat, CPI(M) in conversation with Vijay Prashad

18:30 Jana Natya Manch, Delhi

19:30 Jose Delgado, singer, Venezuela

20:30 As Cantadeiras, Brazil

21:30 Martin Espada, poet, USA

22:30 Aisi Taisi Democracy, Delhi and Mumbai

23:30 Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), USA

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11-05-2020 @ Talk by Subhashini Ali on 'R B More: Link Between Dalit and Communist Movement

Event Date : 11-05-2020

Venue Details : www.facebook.com/comrademarx

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Comrade Subhashini Ali will be speaking on ' R B More: Link between Dalit and Communist Movement' on 11th May at 7 pm.

Join us at www.facebook.com/leftwordbooks

or at www.facebook.com/comrademarx

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26-07-2020 @ कोरोना में कवि - ऑनलाइन लोकार्पण एवं चर्चा

Event Date : 26-07-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/leftwordbooks/

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ऑनलाइन लोकार्पण एवं चर्चा

कोरोना में कवि
(निःशुल्क पीडीएफ)

26 जुलाई (रविवार), शाम 5 बजे

मंगलेश डबराल, ममता कालिया और लीलाधर मंडलोई से संजय कुंदन की बातचीत

वाम प्रकाशन, दिल्ली

Live on: facebook.com/leftwordbooks/

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30-07-2020 @ आज के सवाल, प्रेमचंद के जवाब - ऑनलाइन लोकार्पण एवं चर्चा

Event Date : 30-07-2020

Venue Details : https://www.facebook.com/leftwordbooks/

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ऑनलाइन लोकार्पण एवं चर्चा

आज के सवाल
प्रेमचंद के जवाब
(निःशुल्क पीडीएफ)

30 जुलाई, शाम 5 बजे
Live on: http://facebook.com/leftwordbooks/

असग़र वजाहत, रोहिणी अग्रवाल और वीरेंद्र यादव से
संजय कुंदन की बातचीत

वाम प्रकाशन, दिल्ली

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29-08-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - ब्लूम्सबरी की किताब वापसी

Event Date : 29-08-2020

Venue Details : https://www.facebook.com/maydaybookstore

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वाम विमर्श

ब्लूम्सबरी की किताब वापसी

सुधन्वा देशपांडे

प्रबंध संपादक, लेफ्टवर्ड बुक्स

मृणाल वल्लरी

पत्रकार, जनसत्ता

संजय कुंदन

संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

शनिवार, 29 अगस्त, शाम चार बजे

Zoom ID: 898 3493 2764 Password: 605831

Limited entry on zoom. Live stream on Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/maydaybookstore/

वाम प्रकाशन, दिल्ली

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03-09-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - विचार से डरती सरकार

Event Date : 03-09-2020

Venue Details : https://www.facebook.com/leftwordbooks

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आज देश में असहमति और विरोध के लिए जगह कम होती जा रही है। केंद्र सरकार को अपनी नीतियों व विचारधारा की आलोचना तो बर्दाश्त नहीं ही है, वह कमजोर वर्ग के पक्ष में या सामाजिक बदलाव के लिए उठने वाली आवाजों को भी सुनना नहीं चाहती। आखिर उसे किसी भी प्रगतिकामी स्वर से क्यों घबराहट होती है? आखिर क्यों सरकार और उसके समर्थकों से भिन्न राय रखने वाले बुद्धिजीवियों को आज निशाना बनाया जा रहा है? सरकार का यह रवैया हमारे लोकतंत्र पर क्या असर डालने वाला है? इन्हीं कुछ सवालों पर सुनिए तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के विचार।

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ देश की जानी-मानी पत्रकार, नागरिक अधिकार, मानवाधिकार और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता हैं। वे सिटिजेंस फॉर जस्टिस ऐंड पीस (सीजेपी) की सचिव हैं, जिसका गठन गुजरात के सांप्रदायिक दंगों के पीड़ितों को न्याय दिलाने के लिए किया गया। शोषितों और पीड़ितों को न्याय दिलाने के साथ ही वे संवैधानिक मूल्यों की प्रतिष्ठा और एक धर्मनिरपेक्ष, समावेशी व वैज्ञानिक समाज की स्थापना के लिए संघर्षरत हैं।

वाम विमर्श

विचार से डरती सरकार

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़

नागरिक अधिकार कार्यकर्ता और पत्रकार

संजय कुंदन

संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

गुरुवार, 3 सितम्बर

शाम चार बजे

Live on facebook.com/leftwordbooks/

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17-09-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - जाति से जंग

Event Date : 17-09-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/leftwordbooks/

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वाम विमर्श

जाति से जंग

उर्मिलेश

पत्रकार और विचारक

प्रांजल

पत्रकार और कार्यकर्ता

संजय कुंदन

संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

17 सितम्बर (गुरुवार)

शाम 4 बजे

Zoom id: 835 5662 3902

Password: 791654

Live on facebook.com/leftwordbooks/

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24-09-2020 @ Our space: A Converation with Bhagirathi Bai, Seagull Studio Theatre, Guwahati.

Event Date : 24-09-2020

Venue Details : https://www.facebook.com/StudioSafdar/

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Studio Safdar presents Our Space — A series of conversations around theatre spaces created by theatre persons.

The creator of Seagull Studio Theatre Guwahati, Bhagirathi Bai, will be in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande.

Thursday 24 September, 4 pm

Duration: 30 mins

Zoom id: 830 9421 7661

Passcode : 922723

Live on https://facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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01-10-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - सुलगता कश्मीर, सिकुड़ता लोकतंत्र

Event Date : 01-10-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/Leftwordbooks/

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वाम विमर्श

सुलगता कश्मीर, सिकुड़ता लोकतंत्र

मो. यूसुफ़ तारीगामी

नेता, माकपा, कश्मीर

संजय कुंदन

संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

1  अक्टूबर (गुरुवार), शाम चार बजे

Meeting ID: 898 0501 9357

Passcode: 289309

Limited entry on zoom. Live stream on Facebook Page

facebook.com/Leftwordbooks/

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08-10-2020 @ Our space: A conversation with Dakxin Chhara of Budhan Theatre

Event Date : 08-10-2020

Venue Details : https://facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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Studio Safdar presents Our Space — A series of conversations around theatre spaces created by theatre persons.

The creator of Budhan Theatre, Chharanagar Ahmedabad, Dakxin Chhara, will be in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande.

Thursday October 8, 4 pm

Duration: 30 mins

Zoom id: 862 2430 9011

Passcode : 124559

Live on https://facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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22-10-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - संघर्ष हमारा नारा है

Event Date : 22-10-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/Leftwordbooks

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वाम विमर्श

संघर्ष हमारा नारा है

महादेव टोप्पो

कवि और विचारक

निवेदिता झा

लेखिका और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता

संजय कुंदन

संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

22 अक्टूबर (गुरुवार), शाम साढ़े पांच बजे

Live on- facebook.com/Leftwordbooks

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29-10-2020 @ Our Space: Manu Jose in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande

Event Date : 29-10-2020

Venue Details : htts://facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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Our Space — A series of conversations around theatre spaces created by theatre persons.

Manu Jose of Ala Centre for Cultural & Alternative Education, Mulanthuruthy, Ernakulam, Kerala, will be in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande.

Thursday 29 October, 6:30 pm

Duration: 30 mins

Zoom id: 884 1304 7592

Passcode : 855336

Live on htts://facebook.com/StudioSafdar and YouTube Channel @studiosafdartrust

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19-11-2020 @ Book release - Nothing Human is Alien to me

Event Date : 19-11-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/leftwordbooks

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Book launch

Nothing Human is Alien to Me

November 19, 9.30 am India (November 18, 8 pm US Pacific Time)

Join us for the online release, along with

Aijaz Ahmad, Marxist thinker, critic and commentator.

Prakash Karat, member of the Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Subhashini Ali, member of the Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Vijay Prashad, Chief Editor, LeftWord Books

Zoom id - 889 2601 8530

Passcode - 795228


Live on - facebook.com/leftwordbooks  

                 youtube.com/c/leftwordbooks

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26-11-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - संघर्ष हमारा नारा है (भाग-2)

Event Date : 26-11-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/Leftwordbooks/

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वाम विमर्श
संघर्ष हमारा नारा है
(भाग-2)

भंवर मेघवंशी
लेखक और कार्यकर्ता

यूसुफ किरमानी
राजनीतिक विश्लेषक

संजय कुंदन
संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

26 नवंबर (गुरुवार), शाम साढ़े चार बजे

Live on- facebook.com/Leftwordbooks/
Youtube.com/maydaybookstore

गुज़रे हुए पाँच-छह साल अगर सांप्रदायिक-नवउदारवादी गठजोड़ की ज़्यादतियों और ज़ुल्मों के साल रहे हैं, तो उनके ख़िलाफ़ भारतीय जन-गण की संघर्षप्राण एकजुटता के भी साल रहे हैं। किसान, मज़दूर, आदिवासी, दलित, स्त्री, विद्यार्थी, कलाकार, कलमकार – सबने यह दिखा दिया और लगातार दिखा रहे हैं कि इस गठजोड़ को अपना एजेंडा पूरा करने की इजाज़त नहीं दी जा सकती। बिना इजाज़त भी एजेंडे पूरे किए जा सकते हैं/जाते हैं, लेकिन यह साफ़ हो गया है कि ऐसी हसरत पालने वाली भाजपा-आरएसएस को लोहे के चने चबाने पड़ेंगे। ज़ाहिर है, अब एजेंडे का भविष्य उनके दाँतों और आँतों की क्षमता पर निर्भर है।

ज़्यादतियों और ज़ुल्मों की कहानियों के साथ-साथ इन संघर्षों की कहानियों को सुनना-सुनाना, सबक हासिल करने के लिए भी ज़रूरी है और उम्मीद की लौ क़ायम रखने के लिए भी।

वक़्त की आवाज़ 5: संघर्ष हमारा नारा है
इस लिंक पर उपलब्ध: https://mayday.leftword.com/catalog/product/view/id/21583

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20-12-2020 @ संघर्ष हमारा नारा है - किसान आंदोलन

Event Date : 20-12-2020

Venue Details : https://www.facebook.com/leftwordbooks

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वाम विमर्श

संघर्ष हमारा नारा है
(संदर्भः किसान आंदोलन)

विजू कृष्णन
संयुक्त सचिव
अखिल भारतीय किसान सभा

संजय कुंदन
संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

20 दिसंबर (रविवार), शाम 5 बजे
Zoom ID: 899 1741 4938
Passcode: 639420
Live on- facebook.com/Leftwordbooks

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01-01-2021 @ सफ़दर हाश्मी शहादत दिवस 2021

Event Date : 01-01-2021

Venue Details : Dr Ambedkar Park, Jhandapur

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सफ़दर हाश्मी शहादत दिवस 2021
मज़दूरों और कलाकारों का साझा कार्यक्रम

Since 1989, on every 1st January, Jana Natya Manch goes back to Jhandapur, to perform, to reaffirm its commitment to people's theatre and the unity of the working people and artists. Many artists friends, comrades and local residents of Sahibabad Site-IV join us to celebrate Safdar's red-hot, luminous life by singing, performing and watching plays together.

This year the public meeting will be addressed by SFI activist and JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh.

We request you all to get your masks and sanitisers. We will also ensure physical distancing at the venue.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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How to reach:
Take metro (blue line) towards Koshambi; Get off at Koshambi Metro station; Walk back a few yards and take shared auto-rickshaw towards Jhandapur; Get down in front of CEL factory; Cross the road and follow red CITU banners and flags towards Dr Ambedkar Park.

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08-01-2021 @ New Year sale at May Day

Event Date : 08-01-2021

Venue Details : May Day Bookstore, New Delhi

Event Details :

Hello, Hello, Quick Announcement!

We are having a special New Year sale of used and new books at our bookstore on 8, 9 & 10 January. The new books would also be available at discounted prices to book-club members.

This is an offline sale. Registration required to attend to prevent crowding. Register here - https://insider.in/new-year-sale-may-day-jan8-2021/event
And yes, all appropriate precautions will be in place!

Timings: 11 am - 7 pm, 8 - 10 January.

Revolutionary greetings for the New Year 2021 ✊

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04-01-2021 @ Songs of the Soil

Event Date : 04-01-2021

Venue Details : Facebook.com/StudioSafdar

Event Details :

Songs of the Soil

An Online Celebration of the Music about the Farmers’ Struggle against the 2020 Farm Laws

January 9, 2021, 7.00-9.00 pm

Curated and presented by
Sumangala Damodaran, Sangeet Toor, Vikas Rawal and Sudhanva Deshpande

Live on: Youtube @studiosafdartrust
Facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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