K. Murali (Ajith)
The recognition of the need to seize power and the decision to get on with that task. That was what gave content to the political declaration made by the people of Paris. That was what made their political declaration real. Minus it and there is no Commune. Conversely, singling out the proletariat’s reliance on its own resources as the political act that mattered most dislodges the act of seizing power from its prime position. It guts revolution of … revolution. The promised disincorporation remains as false as that of the fake left.
In a piece on the…
(This essay is from the forthcoming book ‘Critiquing Brahmanism — A Collection of Essays’, being published by the Foreign Languages Press, Paris. The book launch is on Sunday, August 30, India: 6:30AM, North America: 9:00PM EST/6:00PM PST. Interested persons are encouraged to register at https://docs.google.com/forms/u/4/d/1_rfkHBgrldKyobqylNVU-nITzuZZtdrMcoJKaMsTGl8/)
“That the 1991 reforms marked a major watershed in India’s economic history is surely beyond argument. No waiting list for cars and scooters, no special license for securing foreign exchange for studying abroad, no gold smuggling and no more the dread of customs officers at the airports”
“The world has changed substantially since the 1990s and so has India. The country is now carving a niche in the global markets which has so far been dominated by developed countries”.
These quotes were taken from issues of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW).1 The consumerist glee seen in the…