Our Marie Kondo book lists: Vijay Prashad and Sudhanva Deshpande

Marie Kondo, the Japanese television star of Tiding Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix), wrote in her book The Changing Magic of Tidying Up – ‘I now keep my collection of books to about thirty volumes at any one time’. The phrase was misquoted on social media, as if she had implied that one should only [… click here for more]

Danish Husain: The only way to fight Modi’s grammar of deception is that you continue to be relevant

Amit Sheokand Danish Husain is an actor, poet, storyteller as well as a theatre director. He runs his own theatre company called the Hoshruba Repertory. He is known for his revival of Urdu storytelling through the Dastangoi form and later inventing the multilingual storytelling project Qissebaazi. He has appeared in a number of films, including Peepli [… click here for more]

Books that we liked in 2018

2019 is almost here. As 2018 comes to an end, we look back at the year gone by. At LeftWord Books, we published 10 new titles. You can read about our books in 2018 here. This is also the time when people come up with their lists of ‘best or worst’ things in a year. [… click here for more]

An excerpt from ‘The End of the Beginning: Lessons of the Soviet Collapse’

By Carlos Martinez Although a distance of more than a quarter-century separates us from that fateful day in December 1991 when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) ceased to exist, understanding of the Soviet collapse remains unsatisfactory and incomplete. The global working class is still reeling from the blows of that two-year period from [… click here for more]

Remember, Remember, the 6th of December

Remember, Remember, the 6th of December, the axes, the hammers, that would dismember a mosque and a nation that has since then – only walked on embers. – Akhil Katyal Indian democracy has seen multiple black dots in its 70 years of history. From emergency declared by Indira Gandhi to 2002 Gujarat riots, one event [… click here for more]

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]

On the Death of Comrade Amit Sengupta (1958-2018)

Amit Sengupta, one of the most important global leaders of the people’s health movement and of the people’s science movement, left us this week. He was a close friend of LeftWord Books from our inception in 1999. We spoke to him early into our existence to do a book on public health. We went to [… click here for more]

Dilli Chalo!

The agrarian crisis has taken the form of a civilizational crisis. Successive governments have dismissed the concerns of the farmers. Not only that, they have also been actively complicit in furthering the crisis. Its grave nature is reflected in the suicide of well over 300,000 farmers in the last 20 years.  The consequences are no [… click here for more]

LeftWord Recommends: Books on Agrarian Crisis

For too long, successive governments have ignored and been complicit in furthering the rural distress.  Its grave nature is reflected in the suicide of well over 300,000 farmers in last 20 years. The consequences are no longer restricted to the Agriculture sector alone. It has now become a crisis of the society and civilization as [… click here for more]

Strongmen Going Strong

There is bad news and there is good news. The bad news is that the strongmen are going strong all over the world. Jair Bolsonaro, the most extreme far right leader, won the Presidential Elections and will become the new President of Brazil early next year. As pointed out by our chief editor Vijay Prashad, ‘Brazil, [… click here for more]