Articles by Prabhat Patnaik


Two Concepts of Nationalism and Their Economic Markers

Prabhat Patnaik, 22nd June 2015, comments

The Westphalian peace treaties in 1648 which ended the thirty years’ and the eighty years’ wars in Europe are considered to have ushered in the era of nationalism and nation-states in that continent. But the concept of “nationalism” that emerged there, as Akeel Bilgrami has underscored, was a non-secular majoritarian concept, which invoked both Christianity, and a sense of “otherness”, shading into oppression, towards various domestic minorities. >>


മാര്‍ക്സിസം അനുപേക്ഷണീയം

Prabhat Patnaik, 14th March 2014, comments

"ഞങ്ങള്‍ ഒരു ഇസത്തിലും വിശ്വസിക്കുന്നില്ല". "ഇടതുപക്ഷം, വലതുപക്ഷം എന്നിങ്ങനെ ഉള്ള വേര്‍തിരിവൊക്കെ ഒക്കെ പഴയ കഥകളല്ലേ?" ഇതൊക്കെയാണ് ഈ അടുത്ത ഇടക്കു കേട്ടു വരുന്ന ചില അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍. ഇന്നത്തെ യുവജനങ്ങളുമായി അടുത്തു നില്കുന്ന ചില ഇടങ്ങളില്‍ നിന്നാണ് ഇത്തരം അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍ ഉയര്‍ന്നുവരുന്നത് എന്നതു കൊണ്ടു തന്നെ, അവയെ വളരെ ഗൗരവത്തോടെ പരിഗണിക്കേണ്ടതുണ്ട്. >>


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

Prabhat Patnaik, 24th September 2012, comments

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. >>


'Emerging Kerala' is a prescription for unleashing primitive accumulation of capital in Kerala

Prabhat Patnaik, 24th September 2012, 2 comments

The 'Emerging Kerala' project represents a very serious threat not only to the fragile ecology of the state but also to the living standards of the ordinary people of Kerala. It also represents a departure from trajectory of development which has come to be associated with what is called internationally as the 'Kerala Model' of development. Prabhat Patnaik speaks at KSSP Janakeeya Koottayma in Trissur. >>


കല്‍ക്കരിപാടങ്ങളുടെ പതിച്ച് നല്കല്‍

Prabhat Patnaik, 16th September 2012, comments

കല്‍ക്കരിപ്പാടങ്ങള്‍ സ്വകാര്യമേഖലക്കു ഖനനത്തിനായി അനുവദിച്ചു കൊടുത്ത നടപടി ഒരുപാട് ചോദ്യങ്ങള്‍ ഉയര്‍ത്തുന്നതാണ്. പക്ഷെ ഖനനത്തിനുള്ള അനുമതി ലേലം നടത്താതെ നല്‍കിയതുകൊണ്ടു ഖജനാവിനുണ്ടായ നഷ്ടം എന്ന ഒരു ചോദ്യം മാത്രമാണ് അവയില്‍ ശ്രദ്ധ പിടിച്ചു പറ്റിയിരിക്കുന്നത്. >>


Socialism is about people becoming the subjects of history

Prabhat Patnaik, 9th July 2012, comments

Speech delivered by Prof. Prabhat Patnaik on July 7, 2012 at a colloquium in memory of Chinta Ravindran organised in Kozhikode by the Chinta Ravindran Foundation. The topic for the colloquium was Relevance of Gandhism & Marxism to our times. >>

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