(Issue No. and Month) 11 November 2017


Lenin, Vladimir- during the Russian Revolution, 1917 The Inspiring Legacy Of The November Revolution

A hundred years ago, the world had experienced a different kind of earthquake. An unprecedented upheaval in Russia had shaken the whole world. It was a revolution where for the first time political power passed from the hands of a small caucus of the rich and the elite to a


Lenin, Vladimir- during the Russian Revolution, 1917 Long Live The November Revolution !

The Russian Revolution - 7 November 1917. A 100 years after that momentous day, it is important to remind ourselves that that Revolution was no coup, no conspiracy. It was the greatest assertion the world has yet seen of democracy – of the urge and will of ordinary people for


BHU 'Betis' Demand Safety, Equality Get Police Brutality In Reply

The women students of Banaras Hindu University are raising a vital issue of safety and equality on their campus. It is shocking that instead of heeding them the BHU VC has branded the incident of molestation and the women students’ concerns as “a political conspiracy” and unleashed a lathicharge. The


Defamation Suit Threat Tactic Won't Work: Probe Jay Shah's Dubious Business Records

-- Dipankar Bhattacharya Two major charges in quick succession – questions about the state of the economy followed by the revelation of the intriguing affairs of the mysterious company ofAmit Shah’s son – have clearly given a big jolt to theModi government. Gone is the arrogant silence of the earlier


Kerala HC Order Banning Student Protests: Dangerous Implications For Democracy

-- Kavita Krishnan An order passed by Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan of the Kerala HC in a case concerning MES College, Ponnani declares that "Dharna, hunger strikes and other practices like Sathyagrah have no place in a constitutional democracy" and recommends expulsion or rustication for


Crony Capitalism, 'Crazy Development' and Callous Governance: The Unravelling of the Disastrous Modi Regime

-- Dipankar Bhattacharya Ahead of the crucial Gujarat elections, the chinks in the Modi propaganda armour of Gujarat model of development continue to get brutally exposed. Indeed, the popular narrative on development that has emerged from within Gujarat and taken the social media by storm is 'vikas gando thayo chhe':


Das Kapital and Contemporary Capitalism

Arindam Sen Part II The first part of this article told the story of how Capital -- the result of a lifetime of study and research -- came to be written; discussed the structure, method and essential content of the great work; and then introduced the most crucial question: how


Liberation Completes 50

A Letter To Our Readers Dear readers, On 11 November 1969, at the historic rally at Shahid Minar Maidan in Kolkata in support of the Naxalbari uprising, the first issue of Liberation was released. Its pages pulsed with urgency of that revolutionary juncture. In July 1967 itself, the Bengali weekly


Spate of Attacks on Muslims And Dalits in Bihar

There has been a spate of attempts to whip up communal tension and to inflict violence on Dalits in various parts of Bihar throughout October 2017: almost half the districts of the state experienced communal tension on the occasion of Dussehra-Muharram These incidents reflect the manner in which the feudal-communal


'School On The Street' Movement

(Chandan Kumar reports on the latest phase of the Sadak Par School movement.) Hundreds of students, youth, and their guardians held the 8th phase of the right to school education campaign - Sadak Par School - in Sewtha, Nadhi and Baruna on the issues of sufficient number of teachers, textbooks,

Book Review

Book Review // India Dissents: 3000 years of Difference, Doubt and Argument

Satya Sagar “But who really knows? Who can tell where all arose? For the Gods themselves came after Creation. Who then shall proclaim how Creation happened?” Nasadiya Sukta, Rig Veda Since Independence from colonial rule, India has emerged as a successful modern democracy, holding regular elections, with a functioning judiciary,



International Mass Shooting At Las Vegas, USA On October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, USA, a 64-year-old man, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his 32nd-floor room in a casino onto people at a country music festival, killing 58 and injuring 546. The US is no stranger to this kind of