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Politics of Vendetta

Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, who have fought a long and heroic battle to advance the cause of justice for Gujarat’s 2002 pogrom, face possible prosecution on charges of financial misappropriation. We see this as a clear case of the politics of vendetta launched with explicit intent to whitewash...

Literary Witch-Hunt

In another shocking and serious blow to the freedom of expression, Perumal Murugan, an influential Tamil writer at the peak of his creative powers, has been bullied, blackmailed and harassed by anonymous and vested religious elements led by the Hindutva Right, in collusion with the police and the...

Remembering Sachin Chaudhuri

Sachin Chaudhuri as family records go, would have turned a hundred years old this January. A meeting to commemorate the occasion, speaker after speaker dwelt on the amazing gifts of solidarity and grace which lay behind Chaudhuri's work in the public sphere, most notably the founding of the Economic Weekly (later to become the Economic and Political Weekly). Chaudhuri had an enormous number of friends, many of whom were gifted with sharp minds and sharper pens, but above all, he had sensed that the time was ripe for a long, hard, continuous look at the polity and the economy now emerging from the wretchedness of unfreedom. Everybody present wanted to re-experience the startling birth and growth of the Weekly which did not have the backing of either big money or big clout, but was based on this adventurous man's social capital of friendship and foresight.

Versions of Theoretical Practice

Versions of Theoretical Practice Mihir Bhattacharya The Truth Unites: Essays in Tribute to Samar Sen by Ashok Mitra (ed); Subarnarekha, Calcutta, 1985; pp xvi + 316, Rs 180.

Marxism and Aesthetics

as well as agricultural labour market,. Generally, the larger peasants appropriate all the credit facility provided by the government in various forms. They also control the agricultural labour market by providing other facilities, in addition to paying higher wages, to agricultural labour. Agricultural workers of the neighbouring villages have responded well to this village- bused agitation, as reflected in the mass demonstrations and rallies. However, the boycott of the capitalist peasants did not .succeed because migrant labourers could not be won over. The migrant workers continued to work for Rs 5 per day. The widespread feeling among the local Harijan workers is that without the emergence of a leadership from among the migrant workers, their support cannot be enlisted for the workers' cause.
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