Author: Sitaram YechuriPublisher: LeftWordYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 203ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This publication has been long overdue.During the course of the golden jubilee celebrations of India’s independence from colonial rule, Peoples’ Democracy had carried two regular columns through the year-People’s Diary of the Freedom Struggle and Memoirs of a Communist Freedom fighter. Both these, it was then decided, would be brought out in two separate volumes. We are glad that in this volume many of the columns carried by people’s Democracy during 1997 and 1998 are being published together.Through this volume, we seek to set the record straight on this score. This volume does not contain, by any means, an exhaustive account or list of all Communist Freedom Fighters. We hope, at some time in the future, we will be able to undertake this task. There are countless leaders of the CPI (M) today who were part of the freedom struggle. Apart, of course, from the hundreds who sacrificed their lives in this struggle. This volume is a tribute to these Communists.This volume will be of use to the new post-independent Indian generations who are continuously subjected to distortions of our history.
INTRODUCTION SITARAM YECHURIThe Communists and the IndianFreedom Struggle -JYOTI BASUMuzaffar AhmadGanesh GhoshHemanta GhoshalA K GopalanQazi Nazrul IslamK P JanakiammalPandit Kishori LalKaka MithalalAmalendu MukherjeeBankim MukherjeeSamar MukherjeeSatish PakrashiBhagabati PanigrahiShamroa & Godavari ParulekarP Krishna PillaiP RamumruthyVimal RanadiveAhilya RangnekarLakshmi SahgalRahul SankrityayanaNiranjan Sen GuptaDurgadas SikdarMajor Jaipal singhHarkishan Singh SurjeetShiv Verma