The Rise And The Fall
Ajit Kumar Jha
NO FREE LEFT: THE FUTURES OF INDIAN COMMUNISM by Vijay Prashad Leftword, New Delhi, 2015, 378 pp., 995
September 2015, volume 39, No 9

The recent right turn in Indian politics has left the Left parties in a lurch. The 2014 Lok Sabha election electorally devastated the entire Left, particularly the Communist Party of India-Marxist. Vijay Prashad’s No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism examines the existential crisis faced by the Left parties in India given the formidable challenge from the Right, especially from the dizzying electoral success of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

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