In this article,published at MacroScan, Prof.Jayati Ghosh argues that the struggles over the core issue’ of ‘ land, livelihood, conditions of living and social equality’ need to be strengthened by the left forces to turn the electoral reversal into a stimulus for positive transformation and future growth of the left movement in India
It is important that some false theories on the defeat of the left in West Bengal should be critically argued against. This article is an attempt in that direction.
The following article by Dr Ashok Mitra who requires no introduction makes an indepth analysis of the Lok Sabha elections. He draws some of the lessons which accordingly should be drawn by the Left parties and particularly the CPIM. It was originally published in The Telegraph. Pragoti produces this for its readers.
In continuation with our effort on the 2009 elections, Pragoti presents an article written by Dharmendera Kumar who is the Director of India FDI Watch.
As part of the ongoing series on the post election scenario , Pragoti reproduces an article written by Prof Vijay Prashad originally published in Counterpunch. Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT His new book is The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, New York: The New Press, 2007. He can be reached at:firstname.lastname@example.org