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Did Lenin and Mao Forsake Marx?

The author disagrees with some of the criticisms of his essay "What Is Maoism?" by Paresh Chattopadhyay related to ways of interpreting the Marxist classics and particular interpretations of Marx and Engels. He then deals with PC's pronouncements that Lenin misinterpreted Marx on socialism and was responsible for the degeneration of the Russian Revolution. He also deals with PC's theses that Mao was an ideological Stalinist, and that Cultural Revolution is alien to Marx's thought.

Mumbai's Rebels: Those Who Couldn't Remain Unmoved

The risks of a militant struggle for an alternative path of development that is radically different from the one followed by India's ruling classes seem to most dissidents far too dangerous. Yet there are some who stand firm in their conviction: what should be, can be. An outline of a few of Mumbai's rebels who chose this arduous path

Management of Technology

Management of Technology Bernard D'Mello Foreign Technology in Public Enterprises by Sunil Mani; Oxford and IBH, New Delhi, 1992; pp xx + 254, price not stated.

Steel Industry India and China

Steel Industry: India and China Bernard D'Mello Asian Crucible: The Steel Industry in China and India by Gilbert Etienne with contributions by Jacques Estier, Hari Bhusan and Dai Zhong; Sage Publications, New Delhi/1992; pp 304, Rs 285.

International Markets for Steel Plant and-Technology-An Industrial Organisation Approach

Technology An "Industrial Organisation' Approach Introduction THE 'late' industrialisation of Japan has been based on extensive learning from imported technology and plant (capital goods) in order to raise productivity and achieve international competitiveness. A great deal depends on whether the recipients or buyers (a) define exactly what component of the plant and technology package is to be imported; (b) research the potential suppliers and are able to short-list a lew who can best supply (heir needs and with whom they believe the best bargain can be struck; (c) prepare thoroughly for negotiations and bargaining (from the technical, legal and commercial angle); (d) contract for the 'core1 component (that component for which the market is highly oligopolistic, usually the more technologically complex part) with one of the short-listed firms and sub-contract the 'peripheral' component to cheaper foreign or local suppliers; and (e) invest in complementary resources (local R and D, design and engineering, pilot plants, experimental workshops and the shop floor) for the assimilation and adaptation of the imported plant and technology. The best example of this is that of the initial adoption of basic oxygen furnace steel-making in Japan in the

Indo-Soviet Trade and Technology Transfer

Transfer Bernard D'Mello India and the Soviet Union: Trade and Technology Transfer by Santosh Mehrotra; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991; pp xvi + 242,

Technology in Third World

Technology in Third World Bernard D'Mello Technological Advance in the Third World: Strategies and Prospects by M R Bhagavan; Zed Books, London, 1990; pp xii + 156, price not stated.

Public Sector and the Public Interest

Bernard D'Mello The Political Economy of India s Public Sector: Policy and Performance by Baldev Raj Nayar; Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1990; pp xi + 323, Rs 325 (hardcover).

Police Firing at Chandrapur Thermal Power Station

Thermal Power Station Gayatri Singh Bernard D'Mello An investigation into the police firing on workers at the construction site of the Chandrapur Thermal Power Station in Maharashtra brings out the collusion and collaboration among public sector project authorities, private contractors and the local administration and police to deny workers their legal rights, including minimum wages, and to thwart all efforts to organise and unionise the workers.

Soviet Collaboration in Indian Steel Industry, 1954-84

Beginning in 1955 India placed a considerable degree of reliance on the import of capital equipment and technology from the Soviet Union for establishing a basic and capital goods industry in the public sector. This article evaluates Soviet collaboration in the steel industry over a period of 30 years on different counts such as the degree ofindigenisation allowable, the comparative cost of design and engineering and equipment, the extent of transfer of technology, etc. While the study finds no evidence to support the hypothesis that Soviet soft, long- term credit is tied through commercial agreements to the sale of heavy industry equipment at higher than world market prices, Soviet terms and conditions since the mid-sixties have been systematically designed to perpetuate technological dependence.


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