[Marxism] Communist Histories, vol. 1.

Prashad, Vijay Vijay.Prashad at trincoll.edu
Sun Aug 7 10:24:14 MDT 2016

Dear Friends,

I wanted to let you know that LeftWord Books has released the first volume of Communist Histories, a series we hope to continue with a volume - we hope - each year.

Here is the Table of Contents:

VIJAY PRASHAD Introduction: Communist Histories

SUCHETANA CHATTOPADHYAY Being 'Naren Bhattacharji'

FREDRIK PETERSSON The 'Colonial Conference' and Dilemma of the Comintern's Colonial Work, 1928-29

MARGARET STEVENS Cuba and the Red International, 1934

ELISABETH ARMSTRONG Indian Peasant Women's Activism in a Hot Cold War

LIN CHUN The Lost International in the Transformation of Chinese Socialism

ARCHANA PRASAD The Warli Movement and its Living Histories

The book is available from the LeftWord website here<http://mayday.leftword.com/book/communist-histories/9789380118338/> (both as a print and an ebook).

Of the book Prof. Aijaz Ahmad says, 'Delving into buried archives, and ranging from Comintern documents to the yet unfinished dialectic of revolution and countzrrevolution in China, and from Cuba and Mexico and Black America to little corners of the Bombay and Calcutta of yesteryears, Communist Histories instructs and inspires. Social History, History from Below, of a different kind. Communist archeologies as it were. Audacious beginning. May there be more'.

Warmly, Vijay.

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