21-02-2022 @ International Red Books Day
Event Date : 21-02-2022
Venue Details : May Day Bookstore, 2254/2A, Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi - 110008; Contact:- 011-41073807
Event Details :
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 2022, 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, Hindi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, and more...
- Singing of Revolutionary songs by Dastak, Du and Janasamskriti
- Prof. Surajit Mazumdar, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU, Delhi, will speak on “The Communist Manifesto and why the text is still relevant”,
Join us on 21 February from 6 pm onwards.
For more details visit: www.redbooksday.org
22-10-2022 @ Book discussion + Panel: 'When Farmers Stood Up: How the Historic Kisan Struggle in India Unfolded'
Event Date : 22-10-2022
Venue Details : facebook.com/leftwordbooks
Event Details :
Join Leftword Books and 1804 Books for a discussion on the recent publication, When Farmers Stood Up: How the Historic Kisan Struggle in India Unfolded.
We will be joined by the author Dr Ashok Dhawale; along with Dr. Vikram Singh, joint-secretary of the All India Agricultural Workers’ Union; Vijay Prashad, author, Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, and Editor at LeftWord Books; and Aishe Ghosh, Indian politician and student activist for a discussion, moderated by Subin Dennis of the Tricontinental Institute.
Dr Ashok Dhawale is President of the All India Kisan Sabha. A medical doctor by training, he began activism as a student. He was drawn into the Kisan movement by the legendary Godavari Parulekar. He is a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Dr. Vikram Singh is a joint secretary of the All India Agricultural Workers’ Union.
Vijay Prashad is the author or editor of about thirty books, including The Darker Nations: A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World, and Washington Bullets. He is the Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, and Editor at LeftWord Books.
Aishe Ghosh is an Indian politician and student activist. She is the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union and is a member of the Students’ Federation of India. She was also the CPI(M) candidate from Jamuria constituency for the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election.
Subin Dennis is an economist and activist based in New Delhi. Hailing from Kerala, he holds M.A. and MPhil. degrees in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was active with the student movement and served as the Delhi State Vice-President of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI). Subin’s writings in English and Malayalam on issues related to economy and politics appear in various periodicals and websites. He worked with the online news portal NewsClick as a writer before joining Tricontinental.
Time: 7:30 pm IST/ 10 am EDT