In the age of Godse & Savarkar – Bhagat Singh is the Youth Icon India Needs

t a time when Bharat Ratra is being demanded for Savarkar and Godse is being called #Deshbhakt in the Parliament by Pragya Thakur – we take a look at the REAL deshbhakt who should be getting the nation’s highest award. Bhagat Singh has always been hailed as a brave young revolutionary, who fought the British till the end. In this episode we take a look … Continue reading In the age of Godse & Savarkar – Bhagat Singh is the Youth Icon India Needs

Reading the Communist Manifesto today

Ben Hillier examines the continuing relevance of Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto, in an article written for the Australian socialist newspaper Red Flag. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels WHY READ the Communist Manifesto of 1848? It was written 30 years before the invention of the telephone, at a time when half of English children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday. The pamphlet was commissioned … Continue reading Reading the Communist Manifesto today

‘Respect Gandhi If You Will, Don’t Sentimentalise Him’

The distinguished professor of history now trains his lens on modern Indian history, discussing his book at length PRAFUL BIDWAI INTERVIEWS PERRY ANDERSON (First Published in Outlook Magazine November 12, 2012) A Marxist scholar, historian and essayist, and editor of the New Left Review since 1962, Perry Anderson is known for a rich, incisive body of work spanning European history, the contemporary world, the Western Marxist … Continue reading ‘Respect Gandhi If You Will, Don’t Sentimentalise Him’

To the Self-Obsessed Marxists And The Pseudo Ambedkarites – Anand Teltumbde

Countercurrents.org Frankly I curse myself for having gone to Chandigarh. Not so much because I am embarrassed by the unseemly controversy created by certain pseudo Ambedkarites in Maharashtra but because I am deeply saddened to see the egotistic bunch of people with frozen mind masquerading as Marxists. I imagined there will be serious discussions on the current state of castes and the possible way out … Continue reading To the Self-Obsessed Marxists And The Pseudo Ambedkarites – Anand Teltumbde