Excerpts from Radical Notes 9: “In a Future April (A Novel)”

Click on the cover page to read excerpts from the forthcoming book in the Radical Notes series. Contact Aakar Books to pre-order.

Fascism or Neoliberalism: What’s in a name?

CSR Shankar Prakash Karat’s article published in The Indian Express in September, 2016 (in the printed edition of the newspaper, it was titled “Know your enemy”) seemed to disturb the left-liberal consensus in India. Karat insists that the political regime in India today is not fascist but authoritarian, which is, on the one hand, communal […]

Solidarity-givers of India and destiny of the Kashmiri tehreek

Pothik Ghosh “…a free multitude is guided more by hope than fear; a conquered one, more by fear than hope: inasmuch as the former aims at making use of life, the latter but at escaping death.” – Spinoza (2004, p.315) “…you Chartists must not simply express pious wishes for the liberation of nations. Defeat your […]

Editorials

Solidarity-givers of India and destiny of the Kashmiri tehreek

Pothik Ghosh “…a free multitude is guided more by hope than fear; a conquered one, more by fear than hope: inasmuch as the former aims at making use of life, the latter but at escaping death.” – Spinoza (2004, p.315) “…you Chartists must not simply express pious wishes for the liberation of nations. Defeat your […]

Demonetisation: Maturing Capitalism?

Pratyush Chandra “…it is not a question of the higher or lower degree of development of the social antagonisms that result from the natural laws of capitalist production. It is a question of these laws themselves, of these tendencies working with iron necessity towards inevitable results. The country that is more developed industrially only shows, […]

Fascism or Dictatorship of Neoliberal Capital? The Need for a Correct Line

Pothik Ghosh “While the democratic petty bourgeois want to bring the revolution to an end as quickly as possible, achieving at most the aims already mentioned, it is our interest and our task to make the revolution permanent until all the more or less propertied classes have been driven from their ruling positions, until the […]

Commentaries

Fascism or Neoliberalism: What’s in a name?

CSR Shankar Prakash Karat’s article published in The Indian Express in September, 2016 (in the printed edition of the newspaper, it was titled “Know your enemy”) seemed to disturb the left-liberal consensus in India. Karat insists that the political regime in India today is not fascist but authoritarian, which is, on the one hand, communal […]

A Review of “Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Forging a Militant Working-Class Culture”

Viplav Gabriel Kuhn (ed. & trans.). Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Forging a Militant Working-Class Culture. Selected Writings of Julius Deutsch. Oakland, CA: PM Press. 2017 This collection of essays by Austromarxist organiser Julius Deutsch brings into focus a rarely emphasised aspect of the workers’ movement. The idea that this movement is cultural is, of course, not […]

A Review of “The Deed of Words”

Paresh Chandra Pothik Ghosh. The Deed of Words: Two Considerations on Politics of Literature. Delhi: Aakar. 2016. I The two writers Pothik Ghosh brings together in his new book are distant enough from each other that most readers of the book will not have read them both. Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh is an important name in […]