Two New LeftWord Titles: by Samir Amin and Lula da Silva

We have published 9 titles in 2018 and there are more titles in our schedule for this year. For a brief review of our books this year, the reviews that our books received, their excerpts from various publications, interviews of our authors and events around our books, you can read our blog on our books in 2018. [… click here for more]

Manto in our Times- An Interview with Nandita Das

By Amit Sheokand Saadat Hasan Manto died on 18th January, 1955 in Lahore. Sixty five years after his death, Manto remains relevant to our times. His legacy shines on with his 22 collections of short stories and multiple collections of essays, personal sketches and plays. In the last few years, there has been a significant [… click here for more]

LeftWord Books in 2018

2018 has been an eventful year for us at LeftWord Books. We’ve published 7 books till now and there are 8 more titles in our schedule for this year. This blog is a brief review of our books this year and also includes the reviews that our books received, their excerpts from various publications, interviews [… click here for more]

LeftWord Books in Kolkata: New Developments

                             At the start of this month, Seagull Books shifted into a new home at 36C, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Road in Kolkata, 700025. Already into their 36th year, Seagull Books has also opened a new space in Delhi’s Maharani Bagh. LeftWord Books [… click here for more]

Erdogan’s Dream and Our Struggle: An Interview with Burhan Sönmez.

On June 24, Turkey voters decided in the favor of Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in both the presidential and parliamentary elections. The elections were called in advance and came after the narrowly approved referendum last year which gave enormous powers to the President and abolished the post of Prime Minister. [… click here for more]

In solidarity with Teesta Setalvad

In the times when the government institutions are happily dismantling the democratic values enshrined in the constitution of the country, renowned civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad was detained by police in Varanasi yesterday. She was in Varanasi to attend a youth training camp organized by Samajvadi Jana Parishad and to deliver a speech on ‘Communalism [… click here for more]

The Revolution of Ordinary People: Russia, 1917

By Vijay Prashad Lenin did not make the Revolution in 1917. Nor did Stalin. Nor Trotsky. They each provided crucial leadership, with Lenin’s role being essential from April 1917 onwards. But they were part of a tidal wave that had first risen in 1905, crested and then rose again during the Great War. This tidal [… click here for more]

Historian Biswamoy Pati passes away

We, at LeftWord Books, are very sad about the sudden death of our friend and comrade Biswamoy Pati. Pati taught history at Delhi University, where he is widely regarded as a generous teacher and colleague. His scholarly work was wide-ranging, from immensely important closely researched work on the history of his native Odisha to his [… click here for more]

Letter to Our LeftWord Community (May 2017)

Dear Comrades and Friends, We are now in the midst of 2017 – the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. The Soviet Union, which was built after the Revolution, lasted a mere seventy years. This is far too short a time in the span of human history to make any kind of judgment about either [… click here for more]

Letter to the Book Club Members

Dear Book Club member, Greetings from LeftWord! Over the years, you’ve been our staunchest supporter. You’ve responded to our books with comments and feedback. You’ve promoted our books on social media, in educational institutions and libraries, and through word of mouth. You’ve also been a source of tremendous financial support for us, by buying directly [… click here for more]