Prakash Karat is former general secretary of the CPM and was president of the Students’ Federation of India during the Emergency
Prakash Karat, who was general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) for three consecutive terms from 2005 to 2015, looks back to when he was 16 and went on a memorable trip to Japan for the Olympics.
In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies.
In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies
In India today, Hindutva ideology and chauvinist nationalism are used to polarise the people on communal lines and to attack religious minorities.
Left is stuck with old issues. It must strike new conversations — with middle classes and youth.
The danger of authoritarianism revisiting India is a very real one.
In these two extracts, from the party journals of the Congress and the CPM, party chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Prakash Karat assess, among other things, the India-US nuclear deal and the related but broader issue of where India’s national interests lie
Some clarifications from the CPM general secretary
India voted with the US and the European sponsors of the resolution to arraign Iran in the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (...