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Pioneer of Marxist Social History

Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History by Richard J Evans, London: Little Brown, 2019; pp xiii + 785, ₹ 954 (hardcover).

Fidel and the Cuban Revolutionary Cultural Project

Contrary to popular belief, the Cuban revolution actively engaged with the role of the intellectual and questions of culture, art and aesthetics. Fidel Castro would engage in these debates, which were self-reflexive and constantly avoiding dogmatism. Right from the early years of the revolution, conscious efforts were made to build institutions that would encourage people to engage with music, theatre, ballet, cinema and literature.

Calcutta Diary

The past few weeks have been a trauma, not just for the Iraqis but for thousands of men, women and children in the rest of the globe, including in the United States and Great Britain as well. What is even more important than the explosions of anger, revulsion and resentment, it is bound to persuade scholars to take another look at their approach toward analysing Stalin's role in history.

Russia : Looking Back on Stalin

In the 1980s there had been a surge of anti-Stalinist sentiment in the then Soviet Union and several publications had come out based on hitherto undisclosed material, documents and memoirs. By contrast, the 50th anniversary of Josef Stalin's death on March 5 this year brought to the surface evidence of growing nostalgia among sections of Russians for Stalin.
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