Hands off Lenin! : ‘Patnaik Conjuncture’ and the travesty of Leninism

Bipin Balaram

Good Bye Lenin! So bids one of the pre-eminent theorists of Indian parliamentary left, Prof. Prabhat Patnaik. He has come up with the thesis that the ‘Leninist conjuncture’ has been superseded. Based on this thesis, he goes on to elaborate the right way for the Indian left. This right way involves two things: unequivocal de-linking from globalisation and the embrace of democracy and alliances with ‘progressive-democratic’ forces. Patnaik contends that ambivalence towards globalisation and democracy is at the root of left’s irrelevance in many parts of the world today and that In countries where communists have shed their ambivalence both towards opposing globalisation and towards defending democracy, they have remained a formidable force; and India is one such country. >>

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എന്തുകൊണ്ട് ഇടതുപക്ഷത്തിന് വോട്ട് ചെയ്യണം?

M B Rajesh

എന്തുകൊണ്ട് ഇടതുപക്ഷത്തിന് വോട്ട് ചെയ്യണം എന്നതിനേക്കുറിച്ച് എം. ബി. രാജേഷ് എം.പി. സംസാരിക്കുന്നു. ചിത്രീകരണം: ഷാജി മുള്ളൂക്കാരൻ >>

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The Crisis of Hindutva

Midhun Sidharthan

Hindutva has achieved a substantial momentum in India’s polity. The impending danger of an authoritarian communal regime is looming large over the horizon. But the way ahead is not as easy as it seems, for the hindutva forces. And the very strategies which have been successful in expanding their organizational strength, culminating in the political coronation at the centre, are going to create a paradoxical hindrance in furthering their subsequent movement. >>

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'Emerging Kerala' project represents a departure from the 'Kerala Model' of development

Prabhat Patnaik

KSSP organised a 'Janakiya Koottayma' (People's meet) on "People's Alternative to Emerging Kerala" on September 8, 2012 at Trissur. The meet was inaugurated by Prof. Prabhat Patnaik. This is a video recording of the entire inaugural address. >>

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