Karl Marx Nineteenth Century Memories and Reflections

Bhattacharya, Debraj (2018) Karl Marx Nineteenth Century Memories and Reflections. [Publications (Pre-joining)]

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Once upon a time in Calcutta there was a God, and his name was Karl Marx. Marxism was supposedly a “science” and therefore it was also supposedly “true.” Followers of that God, who were known as “Communists” bitterly fought against each other. The Naxalites thought that the revolutionary path is the only path, CPI(M) described them as reckless, while SUCI portrayed itself as the only true “Communist party”. When I was growing up in the coldwar era of late seventies and early eighties, USA was bad, and USSR was good. During Olympic Games, India’s performance used to be very bad, and therefore we used to support USSR and jump in joy when Soviet Union got more medals than USA. Brigade Parade ground used to be the site of huge political rallies, where a grim looking Marx’s image could be seen along with equally grim Engels, Lenin and Stalin. These were the Gods one was supposed to worship.

Item Type: Publications (Pre-joining)
Authors: Bhattacharya, Debraj
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Karl Marx, Nineteenth Century, Memories and Reflections
Subjects: Literature & rhetoric
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/4135
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