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Vol. 49, No. 40, Apr 9 - 15, 2017
Contents
Note: Mavelikkara Maoist Trial - Toby Hutony
News Wrap - A G D
Polarisation And Power: People in Politics - Pradeep Nair & Sandeep Sharma
Namasudra History Congress: From Chandals to Namasudras - A K Biswas
Surveillance: Curbing Press Freedom - Farooque Chowdhury
4–1 Score Line: 3 Losses and 2 Wins - Raman Swamy
Srilata Swaminathan: Voice of the Voiceless - Rakhee Roy Talukdar
Serving Multinationals: America behind Demonetisation - V Subrahmanyam
 
Vol. 49, No. 39, Apr 2 - 8, 2017
Contents
Comment: Bad Weather
News Wrap - A G D
Bose And INA: Rewriting History - Shamsul Islam
The Maruti Story: Before and after Manesar - G Sampath
Letter From America: People of Power - Ann Robertso & Bill Leumer
As A Poet, Or A Journalist?: Samar Sen beyond 100 Years!
Triple Talaq: Islamic Divorce - Murad Ali Baig
 
Vol. 49, No. 38, Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2017
Contents
Note: Raghab Bandyopadhyay (1946-2017) - Jogia Bandyopadhyay
News Wrap - A G D
Aspects Of Women’s Liberation: Social Movement and Women’s Question - Arup Baisya
Rohith’s Unfinished Agenda: Radhika Vemula on Bhim Auto - Subhash Gatade
Behind Bars–I: The Saibaba Judgement
Behind Bars–II: The Irrational Conviction
To Rebel Is Justified: Beyond Bhangar - S R
 
Vol. 49, No. 37, Mar 19 - 25, 2017
Contents
News Wrap - A G D
Operation Thunderbolt: ‘‘It’s Time for the South-West Monsoon’’ - Vara Vara Rao
The Caste Factor: Terrorising Jaloor Dalits - Sardara Singh Mahil
A Silent Genocide: Attapadi Tribals facing Extinction -Susaman Chowdhury
Crisis Of Identity: The Shame List - Sankara Narayanan
Shankar Guha Niyogi: A Subaltern Salute - Sandip Bandyopadhyay
 
Vol. 49, No. 36, Mar 12 - 18, 2017
Contents
Note: Pellet Guns are Lethal - Riyan Rashid
News Wrap - A G D
Polemics: Ambdekar: the New found Messiah - Anindya Sen
Ambedkar under scrutiny - Comment from Dr Hiren Gohain
An Anniversary: Chant of the Masked People–II - Nirmalangshu Mukherjee
Appreciation After Demise: Two Deaths -Raman Swamy
Delhi: A City without Government? - Mohan Guruswamy
 
Vol. 49, No. 35, Mar 5 - 11, 2017
Contents
Note: The Road to 2019 - Mohan Guruswamy
News Wrap - A G D
An Anniversary: Chant of the Masked People–I - Nirmalangshu Mukherjee
Bicycle Bicentenary Year 2017: Bicycle and Women’s Liberation - T Vijayendra
Timetable For Catastrophe: ‘‘Extinctions: No Comebacks’’ - M A Haque
Voices From The Inside Out: The Child Leader of Bhangar - Biswajit Roy
Figures For Fun: Modi’s Muslim Bashing - Shamsul Islam
 
Vol. 49, No. 34, Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2017
Contents
Note: The Spirit of 21 February - Farooque Chowdhury
News Wrap - A G D
Past, Present and Future: Communal Politics and West Bengal - Asis Ranjan Sengupta
Anupam Mishra: The ‘A Radical Indigenous’ - Shriya Mohan
Ominous Signs: To be an Atheist or not to Be! - Chaman Lal
Least Power, Most Responsibility: Vidyasagar Revisited -Tapas Piplai
 
Vol. 49, No. 33, Feb 19 - 25, 2017
Contents
Note: Prodyot Banerjee (1943-2016) - Ismail Chaudhury
News Wrap - A G D
Showcase Of Billionaires: Slumdog Republic - Satya Sagar
GSR 2017: The Bourgeois Democracy: Threat from Within - Farooque Chowdhury
Moving Towards Calamity: The New Right is Hindu Right - Shamsul Islam
Fascism In Action: Fight for a Human Society
Contention For Hegemony: Japan, China, America - Mohan Guruswamy
 
Vol. 49, No. 32, Feb 12 - 18, 2017
Contents
News Wrap - A G D
Beyond Bull Fight: Behind Jallikattu - Mainak Mouli Panja
A–M–P: The Marxian versus ‘Marxism’ - Sankar Ray
Media Dictatorship: Castro and ‘Repression’ against Intellectuals - Ignacio Ramonet
The Dialectic Of History: Fidel: the Symbol of Emancipation - Farooque Chowdhury
 
Vol. 49, No. 31, Feb 5 - 11, 2017
Contents
News Wrap - A G D
Board Room Drama: Is the Tata Empire Crumbling? - Tapas Piplai
Madness With A Plan: Monetary Manipulations as Fascist Instrument - T G Jacob
Towards Monopolisation: Behind the Hype of e-Commerce - Rahul Varman
Resurrecting Nazis Putin and Trump -Sankar Ray
Eisenstein: A Propaganda Filmmaker - Satyaki Dasgupta
 
Vol. 49, No. 30, Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2017
Contents
Note: No Need to Fear - Javed Zaheer
News Wrap - A G D
‘‘Can The Subaltern Speak?’’: Interview in Santiago, Chile - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Movement Against Power Grid: Bhangar: ‘Nandigram’ in Reverse? - Nisha Biswas
Malignant Growth: Growth of What and for Whom ? - Anirban Biswas
 
Vol. 49, No. 29, Jan 22 - 28, 2017
Contents
Note: Kashmir–death of Aspirations - Riyan Rashid
News Wrap - A G D
Castro and Cuba : A Few Scattered Thoughts on Future Socialism - Anindya Sen
‘‘The End Of The World’’: ‘With an Enemy like Trump?’ - Noam Chomsky
It’s Carpet-Bombing: The Year of Lies - Mohan Guruswamy
An Insane Move: Demonetisation : Past, Present & Future - Bibekananda Ray
 
Vol. 49, No. 28, Jan 15 - 21, 2017
Contents
Comment: Where to Now?
Note: ‘Black Magic’ - A B
News Wrap - A G D
Castro And Religion: ‘Face to Face with Fidel’ - Chaman Lal
KIFF 2016: Kolkata Film Festival - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
Stigma And Lineage: The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 - Subhadeep Tripathi & Abhijeet Mukherjee
 
Vol. 49, No. 27, Jan 8 - 14, 2017
Contents
News Wrap - A G D
Digital Coercion: Demonetisation : What lies Beneath? - Aseem Shrivastava
Behind The ‘Black’ Curtain: ‘Demonetisation means Corporatisation - Aurobindo Ghose
Heading Towards Authoritarianism: Big Government and Poor Governance - Anup Sinha
 
Vol. 49, No. 26, Jan 1 - 7, 2017
Contents
Note: MST under Attack - A Correspondent
News Wrap - A G D
Ten Years On: Revisiting Nandigram (1935-1937) - Sandip Bandyopadhyay
10 Years Later: ‘Singur Eviction’–a Marxist Retrospection - Sandeep Banerjee
A Directionless Radar?: ‘Much ado about Nothing’ - Tapas Piplai
Historical Perspective: Nation and Nationalism - Subhendu Sarkar
The First Mass Marriage: Chaitanyadev –the Social Reformer - Gautam Kumar Das
 
Vol. 49, No. 25, Dec 25 - 31, 2016
Contents
Note: Wages through Banks - Arup Baisya
News Wrap - A G D
Behind The Iron Curtain: Romain Rolland's Letters to Joseph Stalin (1935-1937) - Translated by Paresh Chattopadhyay
Right To Life: Gender Imbalance : the Bengal Scenario - Sampriti Mukherjee
Modi’s Emergency: Moving towards Dictatorship? - Santosh Rana
Kerala Killings: Back from Malappuram Jungles - CRPP
A Courier’s Reflection: A Glimpse of the Editor - Amitava Sengupta
Living Dangerously: ‘No’ to Nukes - Bharat Dogra
 
Vol. 49, No. 24, Dec 18 - 24, 2016
Contents
Note: Leading by Example - Mukul Dube
News Wrap - A G D
Narmada Bachao Andolan: Thirty Years of Resistance and Reconstruction - S G Vombatkere
The Changing Perspective: Kurds in Post-War Syria - Joseph Daher
Plain Cartelism: The Meaning of Monsanto-Bayer Merger - Colin Todhunter
Beyond Montreal Meeting: Whither the Global Left? - Immanuel Wallerstein
Mihir Acharya: A Dreamer of Tomorrow - Asok Chattopadhyay
 
Vol. 49, No. 23, Dec 11 - 17, 2016
Contents
Note: Fidel–Life and Struggle - Farooque Chowdhury
News Wrap - A G D
People, Power And Party: Left Right Left... - Soumya Guhathakurta
Satidaaha Ghat: Burning Widows Alive
Killing Journalists: Daring to Report - Raksha Kumar
 
Vol. 49, No. 22, Dec 4 - 10, 2016
Contents
Note: Fearful Silence - Salil Tripathi
News Wrap - A G D
Terrorising People: Demonetisation Drama –A Political Strike - Asis Ranjan Sengupta
War Dehumanises Everyone: Surgical Bombing in WW II - Paul Tritschler
Statement: DeMonetisation
Film: Magic and Reality - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
 
Vol. 49, No. 21, Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2016
Contents
Comment: Cash Chaos
News Wrap - A G D
Review Article: ‘Education under Globalisation’ - R Mukherjee
How To Reform UN: Emerging Survival Crisis - Bharat Dogra
The Cambodian Scenerio: Land Grabbing–Crime against Humanity - Richard J Rogers
Statement: Kashmir : Yesterday and Today - Statement from CDRO
Credit Bicycle: The New Subprime - Caroline Schuster
 
Vol. 49, No. 20, Nov 20 - 26, 2016
Contents
News Wrap - A G D
Multi-Level Governance: Indian Federalism : Myth and Reality - Mahendra Prasad Singh
Crisis Begets Crisis: Changing Agrarian Scenario - Santosh Rana
Dangers Ahead: Nuclear Weapons in South Asia - Pratiksha Nair
Questioning The Obituary: Apathy for Bangla Bhasa - Sudip Bhattacharyya & Susmita Bhattacharya
Right To Dominate: WTO Ruling and America - D Ravi Kanth
 
Vol. 49, No. 19, Nov 13 - 19, 2016
Contents
Comment: Digital India
Note: Ramayana and Ramleela - Aurobindo Ghose
News Wrap - A G D
The Roots: Of Democracy and Terrorism - Debasish Paul
Review: Present Reality of the Indian Economy - Anirban Biswas
Whither Communal Harmony?: Resurrecting Deendayal Upadhyay - Shamsul Islam
Bashing Dalits: Ten Years After ‘Khairlanji’ - Santosh Rana
KIFF: Some Women Directors - Papia Roy
 
Vol. 49, No. 18, Nov 6 - 12, 2016
Contents
News Wrap - A G D
Abode Of Non-Peace: From Dream to Nightmare - Pranjali Bandhu
Bastar Today: Revolution fighting Counter-Revolution–II - Gautam Navlakha
‘Dark Act’: GM Mustard : An Assualt on Reasons - Tushar Chakraborty
 
Vol. 49, No. 17, Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2016
Contents
Note: The Kashmir Imbroglio - Sudip Bhattacharyya
News Wrap - A G D
Bastar Today: Revolution fighting Counter-Revolution–I - Gautam Navlakha
A Revolutionary Soldier: Samar Sen –Champion of ‘Lost Causes’ - Sushil Khanna
‘‘Chinks In The Armour’’: Military Nationalism - Asis Ranjan Sengupta
‘A Forgotten Chapter’: Chittagong Uprising - Chaman Lal
Post 9/11: Trading-off Civil Liberties - P Arun
 
Autumn Number 2016
Frontier pays Tribute to Samar Sen on the year of his Birth Centenary
Vol. 49, No. 13-16, Oct 2 - 29, 2016
Contents
The Reluctant Hero - Partha Chatterjee
Samar Sen: Whom I Never Met - Vir Bharat Talwar
Remembering Samar Sen - Badruddin Umar
The Bengal Left and Samar Sen - Sandip Bandyopadhyay
Samar Sen - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Rebel with a Cause - Debabrata Panda
‘Now’ sans Samar Sen - Aloke Mukherjee
Legacy of Samar Sen - Farooque Chowdhury
A City Falls Apart - Samar Sen
Relevance of Samar Sen - Aloke Ranjan Dasgupta
Party Problematic in Revolution - Paresh Chattopadhyay
Leontief Prize Lecture - Amit Bhaduri
A Long Journey - An Interview With Ranganayakamma
Cinema and Human Existence - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
 
Vol. 49, No. 12, Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2016
Contents
Note: Child Abuse - Meghdeep Patnaik
News Wrap - A G D
Land Question Returns: Dalit Uprising and After - Subhash Gatade
Review: ‘Violence and Marxism, Marx to Mao’ - Asis Ranjan Sengupta
A Strange Phenomenon: Nobel Prize to Marx - Dan La Botz
‘Give And Take’ Opera: The Politics of Quid Pro Quo - Bibekananda Ray
It’s About Neo-Realism: 21st Century Italian Cinema - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
 
Vol. 49, No. 11, Sep 18 - 24, 2016
Contents
Note: Pellet Guns are Lethal - Mukul Dube
News Wrap - A G D
More Of The Same: Left Words and Leftwards - Rana Bose
Aleppo Child And Beyond: War as Foreign Policy - Vivek Kumar Srivastava
The Question Of Interest Rate: ‘Children of a Lesser God’ - Asis Ranjan Sengupta
Review: Contesting Symbols and Stereotypes - Anirban Biswas
A Foretold Failure: Conflict Victims - Baher Kamal
 
Vol. 49, No. 10, Sep 11 - 17, 2016
Contents
News Wrap -A G D
Anthropological Perspective: Land Acquisition in Kharagpur -Abhijit Guha
Degrees Of Separation: ‘How Balochistan Lost Independence’ -Tilak Devasher
US–Korea–Japan Axis: Possibility of Nuclear War -By a Correspondent
Review: Insights into Films -Anirban Biswas
Future Of Energy: Hyderabad is not Sustainable -Soujanya Mantravadi
Kairana Exodus: Criminals have no Religion -Rachel D’silva
War Horror In Iraq: What Chilkot didn’t Say -Martin Khor
‘Peace Haven’ And ‘Subramanyan’: Cinema Bengali -Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
 
Vol. 49, No. 9, Sep 4 - 10, 2016
Contents
Note: Of Earthquake and Dam -Derram Kemera and Medha Patkar
News Wrap -A G D
Missing Links: Globalisation, Labour and National Society -Swatahsiddha Sarkar
In Search Of Roots: Bangladesh–Behind the Blinds -Sandeep Banerjee
 
Vol. 49, No. 8, Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2016
Contents
News Wrap -A G D
Third Sector: Of Self-Reliance and Sustainability -Dipankar Dey
Enough Is Enough: Moving towards Saffron Fascism? -S R
Appropriating Ambedkar: Nationalism and Ambedkar -Irfan Engineer
Unsung Anthropologists: Indian Anthropology and its Critics -Abhijit Guha
Hypocrisy And Perversity: The Gandhi Puzzle -T Vijayendra
 
Vol. 49, No. 7, Aug 21 - 28, 2016
Contents
Note: Whither Kashmir? -A B
News Wrap -A G D
An Anachronism?: Islamic Banking in India -Subhash Gatade
Race And Rights: Why America Needs a Truth Commission -Todd Landman
Climate Change: South Asian Drama -Bharat Dogra
Corruption Unlimited: Prashant Bhushan Speaks Out
Serving The Poor?: Microfinance: the New Subprime -Caroline Schuster
 
Vol. 49, No. 6, Aug 14 - 20, 2016
Contents
Note: The Police Fired 200 Bullets -Jadumani Mahanand
News Wrap -A G D
Gaging Freedom Of Speech: Looking into ‘‘Look Out Circular’’ -P Arun
Mahasweta Devi-I: A Mixed Bag of Admiration and Disappointment -Sumanta Banerjee
Mahasweta Devi-II: Voice of the Oppressed -Debabrata Panda
Rejoinder: Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and ..... -Chaman Lal
 
Vol. 49, No. 5, Aug 7 - 13, 2016
Contents
Note: Mahasweta Devi: The Life Immortal 1926-2016] -Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
News Wrap -A G D
To Rebel Is Justified: Mahasweta Devi: Voice of Subaltern -Vivek Kumar Srivastava
Review: Illegal Mining: Greed and Dust in Goa -Soumya Guhathakurta
 
Vol. 49, No. 4, Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2016
Contents
News Wrap -A G D
Violence And Non-Violence: Marx to Mao -Rustam Singh
Tea And Death: Plight of Plantation Workers -Vaskar Nandy
Multinationals Are Coming: Cuban Agriculture at Risk? -Ming Chun Tang
Campaign Against Accidents: Of Safety and Safety Consciousness -Bharat Dogra
 
Vol. 49, No. 3, Jul 24 - 30, 2016
Contents
Note: Beyond Referendum -Bharat Dogra
News Wrap -A G D
The Logic Of Neo-Liberalism: Same Bottle, But More Bitter -T G Jacob
50 Years Later: Why ‘Cultural Revolution’ Defeated -Harsh Thakor
‘End The Double Sentence’: No Tolerance to Misogyny at SRFTI -Nisha Biswas
 
Vol. 49, No. 2, Jul 17 - 23, 2016
Contents
Note: Undeclared Emergency -Pushkar Raj
News Wrap -A G D
Caste vs. Religion: Why Caste Politics Failed in Bengal -Ayan Guha
The Legacy of 1974 Strike: Railway Strike: Present and Past -Asis Ranjan Sengupta
‘Tibet Unconquered’: The Tibet Question Revisited -Pranjali Bandhu
Free-Market Fundamentalism: ‘‘Neo-liberalism Oversold’’? -Neha Dabhade
 
Vol. 49, No. 1, Jul 10 - 16, 2016
Contents
Note: Focus on Small Farmers -Bharat Dogra
News Wrap -A G D
Revisiting ‘Rosa’: Bernsteinian Hatchet and the Indian ‘Left’ -Siddhartha Kumar Lahiri
Agrarian Transition: Naxalite Movement and the Peasant Question -Arup Baisya
A Rs 2.8 Lakh Crore Business: Of Dying Technology and Obsolete Reactors -Prabir Purakayastha
Water Crisis: Hyderabad has No Water -Mayank Ale
Vishnu Sahai Commission Report: Truth is Still Unknown -Neha Dabhade