Author: Aijaz Ahmed
Irfan Habib/Prakash Karat
Editor(s): Prakash Karat
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496010
The Communist Manifesto is among the most widely read and disseminated texts in the world. It has been more influential in the making of the modern world than any other piece of political writing. Rarely has a call to arms been phrased in a language of such zest, beauty and purity. One hundred and fifty years after it was written, the Manifesto shows us an image of our own, present-day globalized capitalism with stunning clarity and accuracy.
Edited, with an introduction by Prakash Karat, the present volume contains essays by three of India's foremost Marxist scholars, Aijaz Ahmad, Irfan Habib and Prabhat Patnaik, who explain the relevance of the Manifesto in terms of Marxist theory and praxis.
The volume also contains the complete text of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Angeles, Preface to the English Edition of 1888 by Frederick Engels, and a note on the publishing history of the Manifesto in India.
It is a successful attempt at communication to a new generation of the dazzling effect, of a major masterpiece, literary and philosophical, in the history of human thought.
-The book Review
Every time bourgeois historians and economists have sought to give it a decent burial as a text of its time, as a text which has had its day, the Manifesto has come back on a stunning note of contemporaneity.
Note on the Text of
The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto: In Its Own Time, and in Ours
The Reading of History in The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto After 150 Years
KARL MARX and FREDERICK ENGELES
Manifesto of the Communist Party
Preface to the English Edition of 1888
The Manifesto in India: A Publishing History