Author: E. M. S. NamboodiripadPublisher: LeftWordYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 236ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788187496939
The present volume puts together a selection of EMS’s Frontline columns. it is a testimony to the variety of his interests, his erudition, and his ability to communicate complex questions of history and theory in simple and elegant prose. EMS discusses, among other things, the roles and contributions of Congress leaders from Dadabhai Naoroji and Ranade to Gandhi, Subhas Bose and Nehru to Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh; he discusses the thoughts and relevance of Marxist theoreticians including Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, Mao Tse-tung and Stalin, as well as Nelson Mandela; he writes on religion, philosophy and art; he discusses important questions of the Indian polity including planning and centre-state relations; he comments on the Indian Communist movement (including on the decision not to join the United Front government at the centre in 1996); and he writes about the radical experiments in Kerala.
Publisher's Note EMS the Columnist by N. Ram Marxism in Theory and Practice by Prakash Karat The Path to Socialism Progress of Indian Communist Movement Is the CPI (M) `Stalinist'? The Need for Clear-Sightedness Needed, political will To Resist Pressure from Imperialism Off the Track The Nehru Model of Indian Planning Different Paths, One Goal Communists and the Quit India Struggle Philosopher of Secularism On Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya Religionless Christianity On Liberation Theology Philosopher and Society From Buddha and Sankara to Vivekananda Mao's Thought Applying Marxism to Chinese Reality On Indian Nationalism From Naoroji and Ranade to Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh World Socialism Today and Tomorrow The Legacy of Engels Revolution's Friend, Philosopher and Guide The Mahatma's Greatness And a Movement that Strayed An Eagle of Revolution The Lenin-Luxernburg Debate Right and Left Alternatives to the Congress Triumph and Tragedy Forgotten Story' of the Indian National Army The Positive and the Negative in Stalin's Personality Lessons of the Emergency Criticism and Self-Criticism A Feature of India's Communist Movement Panchayati Raj and Centre-State Relations The Marxist Definition Class and Caste in 'Creamy Layer' Controversy Coming Full Circle Kerala Politics from 1957 to 1995 Essence of Leninism Building Socialism in a Backward Country 'Opium of the People' Marxist Theory and Religion What Secularism Means In Politics and Socio-Cultural Life On With the Struggle Civil Code Debate Personal Laws and Women's Equality The Rig Veda Holy Book or Work of Literature? Options Ahead The Issue before the Voters Is Secularism Anti-Religion? The Liberation Theology Its Theory and Praxis Non-Alignment Today The Ongoing Struggle On Nelson Mandela'sAutobiography VIPs and Prosecutions An Alternative to Lok Pal Art and Politics Social Roots of Art and the Role of the Talented Artist Centre-State Relations to the Fore From Congress to Coalition Indian Politics, 1952-1996 Resisting the CTBT Imperialist Pressures Will Intensify A Kerala Experiment Planning from Below—and Above People's Plan The Why and How of a Massive Exercise in Kerala Empowering Women The Need to Fight Male Chauvinism Inner-Party Democracy The Contrast between the Congress and the CPI (M) A Settled Matter The CPI(M) 's Position on Participation in the Deve Gowda GovernmentNetaji's Way Subhas Bose's Contribution to the Freedom Struggle Planning Basics From Nehru to the era of Liberalization Questions of Social Transition Deng Xiaoping's Role in the Communist Movement What Marxism Is The Theory and its Revolutionary Practice The Opposition and the Left Eight Decades of India's Communist Movement Ideological Choices Centre, States and River Waters