Monday, December 24, 2007

Who's the Left?

Who’s the Left? This is a question that comes to mind often in the Kerala context. Now it needs to be discussed in the national context as well. Sumit Sarkar and Tanika Sarkar, eminent historians based in New Delhi, raise the question in an article published by Hardnews.

“We salute the magnificent spirit in which secular-democratic and genuinely socialist forces in Bengal express their dissent. Maybe, a Left politics will emerge out of this churning. It cannot possibly come out of the morally bankrupt official Left,” say the Sarkars.

Hardnews, which describes itself as the most significant magazine of the thinking Indian, claims considerable readership among the country’s discerning intelligentsia. It adds, “Driven by values that seek to deepen a secular, liberal and democratic order in our society, Hardnews is not aligned to any political party or corporate group.”

The Sarkars’ article is at

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