Category Archives: Theory

Philosophy’s main motive is to corrupt the youth: Alain Badiou’s The True Life : Ashish Thakur

Socialist India is publishing this book review of Alain Badiou’s book ‘The True Life’ by Ashish Thakur. This  is almost a manifesto for the youth in the age of the hegemony of the finance capital and has a passion which is intrinsic to every work of Badiou. Ashish, who signs off with ‘Ashu’ is a mining engineer who has worked

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Capitalism Can Neither Give Jobs for All, Nor Decent Life : Shilpa Surendra Pratap Singh

Comrade Stalin while making mockery of the idea of freedom in Bourgeois democracy once said “No freedom can be enjoyed when there is unemployment and poverty”, it’s amusing that years after the same logic is reproduced in philosophical debates of Bourgeois Democracies as “Development as Freedom”— to provide a “Humane Face” to the process of Capitalist development—-the idea that gives

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Gender, Technology, and Digital Divide; the Feminization of the Labour Process: Suchismita Das

Introduction: One fundamental way in which gender is expressed in any society is through technology. Technical skills and domains of expertise are divided between and within the sexes, shaping masculinities and femininities. Maybe the iconic womanly skill is basket making, whereas men should excel at hunting (Dickerscheid, 1997); or boys must learn to clean their fathers’ tools but girls are

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In Defence of History: Shilpa Surendra Pratap Singh

  Socialist India is publishing this short, but extremely articulate article by Shilpa Surendra Pratap Singh in which she seamlessly moves from the insights thrown by the transition debate to arrive at the present conjuncture. We at the Socialist India believe that exercises such as these are central to the theoretical task of understanding our present and changing it. We

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NAXALISM: A CRITIQUE-II – ADWAIT RAI

Socialist India is publishing a series of articles critiquing what is called popularly the Naxalism . This critique is based on a Marxist- Leninist framework. In the first article of the series, Adwait illustrated the ideological confusion and organizational disarray within the Naxal movement in just a few years of its inception. In the second article of the series, he

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Naxalism: A Critique-I – Adwait Rai

Socialist India is publishing a series of articles critiquing what is called popularly the Naxalism . This critique is based on a Marxist- Leninist framework.    Left adventurism, sectarianism, are manifestations of petty bourgeois thought within the working class movement. History has borne witness to the fact that these tendencies inevitably serve the ruling classes. The questions raised by Naxalbari

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