[Marxism] An Indian book on Marx's 'Capital'

Paul Cockshott clyder at gn.apc.org
Sat Mar 27 14:25:56 MST 2004


I bought them last month and they are excellent


On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 06:10, Chris Brady wrote:
> A Marxist from India asked me to forward the following offer:
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> 
> An Introduction to Marx's 'Capital'
> (in 3 volumes)
> by Ranganayakamma
> 
> Volume 1: Hardbound.  pp. 640. $  10.
> Volume 2: Hardbound. pp. 760.  $. 15.
> Volume 3: Hardbound. pp. 572.  $. 10.
> Postage free. Send cheque in favour of  'Sweet Home Publications'.
> For copies: 
> SWEET HOME PUBLICATIONS, 
> 76, Lakeside Colony, 
> Jubilee Hills post, 
> Hyderabad-500 033 
> INDIA
> Phone: (+91)-40-2311-7302.
> Email: brbapuji at yahoo.com
> 
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> Contents of volume 1 :
> Part 1: Commodities and Money:  A Note of Publication. Translator's
> Note. Preface: On Marx's 'Capital'. On Marx's Life. On this
> 'introduction' to 'Capital'. General Introduction: Nature and Society.
> Chapters: (1)  Two Aspects of Commodity. (2) Two Aspects of Labour that
> Produces a Commodity. (3) Form of value. (4) Elementary form of value.
> (5) Expanded form of value. (6) General form of value. (7) Development
> of the 'Relative' and 'Equivalent' aspects of the form of value. (8)
> Money form. (9) Fetishism of commodities. (10) Circulation of
> commodities.
> Part 2: Process of Capitalist Production: (1) Profit. (2) The value of
> 'labour power'. (3) Labour process (Process of Production).  (4)
> Constant capital and Variable capital; Fixed capital and Circulating
> capital. (5)  Rate of surplus value (Degree of exploitation). (6)
> Looking at the 'value portions' of the commodity in terms of the
> 'portions of commodity'. (7) Working day.   Index.
> 
> Contents of volume 2:
> Part 1: Process of Capitalist Reproduction:  (1) Capitalist Mode of
> Production and its forms. (2) Manufacture.(3)  Machinery and Large-scale
> industry. (4) Capital subjugates labour. (5) Productive and Unproductive
> labour. (6) Expansion of Capital.
> Part 2: Process of Capitalist Circulation:  (1) Costs of Circulation.
> (2) Capitalist price.  Index
> 
> Contents of volume 3:
> Part 1: Process of Capitalist Distribution: Some issues once again. (1)
> Merchant's Capital . (2) Interest-bearing Capital or Money Capital (3)
> Land-Rent. (4) Imperialism. (5) Crises. (6) Classes.  
> · Marx's Questions to Workers.
> Part 2: Towards Classless Society: (1) The 'New' Society. (2) Marxism:
> Not only 'Economics', but also 'Philosophy'. (3) Proletariat with 'Muck
> of all Ages'.  (4) Some Issues.  (5) An Imaginary Picture.  (6) Have you
> become a Marxist?  Appendix: Chapters in Marx's 'Capital'.  Index.
> 
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> 
> ALSO AVAILABLE 
> A book on the 'Caste' question: 
> FOR THE SOLUTION OF THE CASTE QUESTION, BUDDHA IS NOT ENOUGH, AMBEDKAR
> IS NOT ENOUGH, MARX IS A MUST!
>  (pages 430, price $10. Postage free).
> 
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> 
> While the prices seem quite low, I can relate that when I ordered the
> books they came at the price advertised. Ranganayakamma is a
> post-Naxalite Marxist feminist who lives in Hyderabad.  Prior to her
> studies of Capital, she was a well-known and prolific novelist in Telugu
> India. Her biography can be accessed at:
> http://www.ranganayakamma.org/biography.htm
> Her home page is:
> http://www.ranganayakamma.org/
> 
> Some quotes from Madhusudan Pal's review of An Introduction to Marx's
> 'Capital':
> "a great creationmore than an Introduction a smooth journey from
> easy-to-follow steps do-yourself Q-A session at the end of each
> chapter indeed a marvelous set of three gems under a very small price
> tag. in vernacular for popular consumption a superb piece of smooth
> reading. Every Marxist, whether individual or institution, should
> possess this set."
> FRONTIER, March 12-18, 2000, pp: 10-11
> http://www.ranganayakamma.org/frontier.htm
> 
> B.R.Bapuji, among others, translated Ranganayakamma's writings from
> Telugu into English.  They worked together on the recent article in the
> leftist weekly journal FRONTIER from Kolkatta (Calcutta, the capital of
> West Bengal): "Capitalism With Chinese Characteristics".  FRONTIER
> published "Capitalism With Chinese Characteristics", a detailed history
> and analysis of the transition of Red China into a bourgeois state, in
> three issues serially, with the last appearing February 22-28, 2004.
> 
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