C. S. Subramaniam,
Indian Universities Press,
Lose Your Mother
Like Che, Engels also came from a privileged background, but rejected middle-class privilege to devote himself to the struggle for the liberation of working people, for justice and socialism. As a ...
The Armchair Revolutionary and Other Sketches
Saadat Hasan Manto
Manto wrote these words in the preface to Ganje Farishte, a collection of his sketches. They give us a sense of what to expect from him: the 'unvarnished' truth as seen through his unforgi...
In 1921, Vladimir Lenin wrote a letter to a comrade, asking him to ensure that Cecilia Bobrovskaya (1873-1960) be provided with housing. 'I have known Bobrovskaya since the epoch before 1905,' Leni...
Jail Notebook and Other Writings
Bhagat Singh spent the last two years of his life in jail, awaiting execution. During this time, he and his comrades fought one of the most celebrated court battles in the annals of national libera...
Foot Soldier of the Constitution
Who is Teesta Setalvad?
For the Hindu Right, she is a dangerous impediment to India's onward march to 'glory'. This is the story of the real Teesta – inheritor of the best and most prog...
The autobiography of Ralph Russell, Marxist and celebrated Urdu scholar, offers a fascinating insight into some of the major 20th century events which have shaped our world today.
The Great Road
Chu Teh, one of the legendary figures of the Chinese Revolution, was born in 1886. He was commander in chief of the People's Revolutionary Army, and this is the story of the fi...
First published in 1987, Althusser: The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date.
Drawing on a wide range of hitherto untranslated material,...
An Early Communist
From an occasionally employed, lower middle-class Bengali Muslim intellectual on the borderline of starvation in the city, he was to become ‘the chief accused’ at the Meerut communist t...