is a publishing venture that seeks to reflect the views of the left in India and South Asia. We publish critical and analytical works on a range of subjects, and pay special attention to works on Marxist theory. We project the interests of the working people and movements for social transformation.
LeftWord Books was set up in 1999 and our first release was
A World to Win: Essays on the Communist Manifesto
by Aijaz Ahmad, Prabhat Patnaik and Irfan Habib, edited by Prakash Karat. Since then, we have published a number of titles on globalization and the world economy, Indian politics and international affairs, imperialism, development issues, and so on. We count among our authors Naomi Klein, A.G. Noorani, N. Ram, Vijay Prashad, Ellen Meiksins Wood, John Harriss, Tanya Reinhart, C.P. Chandrasekhar, Jayati Ghosh, Ninan Koshy, Prabir Purkayastha, Praveen Swami, Richard W. Franke, T.M. Thomas Isaac, and others. We have published some of the texts of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels and Lenin, and more classics from the Marxist tradition are envisaged.
Apart from our general list, we run two series
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Signpost: Issues that Matter
is a series that aims to reflect the views of the left and help create a common, progressive understanding of issues that matter.
will address a wide variety of subjects. Each publication in the series shall focus on a single topic that is significant in debates of the day, in a manner that is serious, informative, analytically sound and politically interventionist. The series will aim to bring advanced knowledge to the general readers and to activists in movements for social transformation.
will issue some classical works of socialist thought in moderately priced and attractively printed editions. Each volume in the series will contain an introduction by an eminent Marxist thinker that places the text in its own and our context. The introductions will aim to provoke fresh discussion on Marxist classics as well as to introduce the texts to new readers.
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