The Communist Manifesto is among the most widely read and disseminated texts in the world. It has been more influential in the making of the modern world than any other piece of political writing. Rarely has call to arms been phrased in a language of such zest, beauty and purity. One hundred and fif..
Acting Up, throws light on many such subversive moments in the history of women doing theatre, and brings together Mangai’s many sides – the individual, the scholar and the artist. The canvas of Acting Up is expansive. Mangai charts the beginnings of a visibly strong women’s theatre in the late 70s ..
The Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) in northern Kerala is a remarkable institution, founded as part of the early 20th century anti-caste movement. The Cooperative’s raison d’être – as enshrined in its bylaws – is to ‘promote the economic interests of the labourers of the Societ..
Karl Marx's greatest work, his magnum opus, with an exquisitely designed, modernist cover, now in paperback. Engels once described Karl Marx's opus as "the Bible of the working class." Nearly a hundred and fifty years after the first publication of Volume 1 (1867), Capital "retains all its freshness..
The most comprehensive selection of Che Guevara's writings in an expanded edition. Recognized as one of Time's 'icons of the 20th century', Che Guevara became a legend in his own time and has now reemerged as a political symbol of a new generation of political activists. More than a guerrilla strate..
One of the most daring and dramatic events of India’s Freedom Struggle. As seen from the eyes of its youngest participant. This is the stuff of legend. An event so dramatic, it has inspired two major feature films. On April 18, 1930, in a small corner of the mighty British Empire, a ragtag bunch of ..
The contemporary world cannot be fully understood without the struggles of the Communists over the past century. Rooted in South Asia, Communist Histories has a global sweep, with essays examining Communist praxis from Bengal to Maharashtra, from Cuba to China. This volume – the first in a series – ..
It is time to rethink how we understand the Arab world. Dispatches from the Arab Spring offers modes of analysis inspired by the methodology of revolt. It provides a comprehensive reintroduction to the entire region, not just those countries and spectacles that most captivated the media. The book co..
'I salute you.' — Zakia Jafri 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 progressive traditions of India’s struggle for freedom, a ceaseless and courageous fighte..
In 1948, Israel was created on Palestinian land. Palestinians lost their homes and villages; huge numbers were expelled; they became refugees elsewhere or in their own land. In 1967, the West Bank and Gaza were also occupied by Israel. For more than five decades now, Palestinians have suffered the v..
E.M.S. Namboodiripad is perhaps modern India's most important Marxist theoretician. The present volume puts together his essays spanning six decades, from 1937 to 1996. Included in the volume are classic essays such as The Question of Land Tenure in Malabar, A Short History of the Peasant Movemen..
Lenin's Imperialism is one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. Its significance arises not so much from the data it provides; nor does it arise from the sheer fact that it explains imperialism and the World War. The book is significant because it provides the steel-frame for a gr..