Communist Manifesto

Publisher’s Note The Indian Institute of Marxist Studies is planning to reprint a series of Marxist classics to help new readers get acquainted with the Marxist worldview. The Communist Manifesto marks

Foreword — Vinod Mishra

Foreword[1] The Congress of the Communist League held in London in November 1847 had commissioned Marx and Engels to write a ‘detailed theoretical and practical programme for the Party’. Accordingly Marx

— Style, Structure and Method

Among the many sources of the Manifesto’s strong and enduring appeal, probably the first to strike the reader is the lyrical yet bold direct speech with profound power of penetration

— Bourgeois Society: Then and Now

Remarkably enough, Marx and Engels did not use the term capitalism in the Manifesto. They preferred expressions like “bourgeois society”, “our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie” and presented the

— The Proletariat: Then and Now

The Manifesto was written at a time when the proletariat in Europe and America was rapidly developing from a class-in-itself to a class-for-itself – a class that is conscious about

— Communist Strategy and Tactics

Among the basic Marxist canons of which the Manifesto remains a treasure house, we would like to draw the reader’s attention especially to certain cardinal principles of revolutionary strategy and

— A World to Win

“[M]ankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, it will always be found that the task itself arises only when