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Jawaharlal Nehru and the Capitalist Class, 1936

Bipan Chandra's contribution to the understanding of modern India and communalism has engaged generations of scholars. We, at EPW, present this special article that he wrote in the August 1975 issue, on Jawaharlal Nehru and his "Marxist" position. 

The Communists, the Congress and the Anti-Colonial Movement

The Communists, the Congress and the Anti-Colonial Movement Bipan Chandra Mridula Mukherjee Sashi Joshi Aditya Mukherjee Bhagwan Josh Lajpat Jagga SUMANTA BANERJEE's review of "The Indian Left" (EPW, February 18, 1984) needs to be rebutted for several reasons; he has; often misrepresented or distorted what the authors represented in the book have said; what is more important, in other instances, despite his bantering tone and the inadequacy of historical knowledge, a serious argument is involved which deserves to be carried forward, for some of the major weaknesses of the left today lie in its polities and theory

Devaluation Of What and By Whom

I WOULD not have written a rejoinder to the ill-informed and scurrillous article on "Devaluation of Marxism by Leftist Academicians" by Sumanta Banerjee in the EPW of April 8, 1978, but for the respectability given to it by its publication in the EPW.

Jawaharlal Nehru and the Capitalist Class, 1936

Bipan Chandra Jawaharlal Nehru grew more and more radical during 1933-36. This was his most "Marxist" phase, the Indian summer of his Leftism. The radical Nehru produced consternation among the Indian capitalists and the Right-wing in the Congress. They took certain steps to counter and contain him

Communalism and the Writing of Indian History

It is not usual for the authors of a book to comment at length upon a review of their writing. We have however decided to do this because Sudhir Chandra (A Counterpoint of Preconceptions," December 27, 1969, pp 1981- 83) has seriously distorted our views.

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