Posted: April 21, 2012 in Old Issues
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Dear Readers,

We would like to thank you all for your amiable support, valuable opinions and suggestions sent to us for our web archive.

Our gentle apologies for delayed uploading of old issues of ‘ANEEK’ due to some unavoidable reasons. Hope you would excuse us for this unintended lapse on our part.

We shall be uploading many more old articles and issues in the near future so that political activists, researchers and all democratic and all politically conscious Bengali reading citizens all over the world can have access to the present as well the past issues right from 60s.

With heartiest regards and best wishes, – Editors, ‘ANEEK’

Contents and Editorial

ANEEK editorial: From Nandigram to Nonadanga

Translated by Debarshi Das

Courtesy: Sanhati (

16 April, 2012

In the new regime, the process had started quite some time back. Now with Nonadanga the mask of Ma-Mati-Manush has suddenly fallen off to show its real face. This is the face of authoritarianism. But this was natural. Besides the Mamata-admiring pro-change section, others, for different reasons, also wanted the previous party-dictated authoritarian era to go. This latter section knew that the new dispensation would move along a similar route. The new rulers are votaries of the neoliberal economic strategy. Moreover they are the inheritors of the Congress culture of authoritarianism. However, this section may not have expected the suddenness with which the new government has exposed itself.

The difference between Singur-Nandigram and Nonadanga is little. Here too, in the interest of corporate capital, in the interest of ‘development’ of ‘India’ the interest of the mass-evicted of the country is being trampled upon. In front of the brute power of the state, security of women and children is given a short shrift. Even the constitutionally mandated democratic right to protest is in danger. This is the process that will continue from now on, with all its nakedness. There is a difference, however. For the earlier regime it took two decades for the nature of party authoritarianism to get exposed to most people. The battle at Singur-Nandigram was an explosion of the revolt informed by a prolonged experience. The outburst carried along a large part of the civil society in its wake. At this moment, just within a year, for the majority of the people the real face of the new regime has not been proven yet. As a result there is no possibility of mass-revolt, neither are there chances that the weather cocks of the civil society will take to the streets.

But the principal similarity remains. The Trinamool Congress or the Congress Party cannot be an alternative to the CPI (M), just as they cannot have an alternative in the degenerated force of the CPI (M). So, the main hurdle on the path the positive development of the movement is intact. This is the absence of a revolutionary leadership and a revolutionary organisation, especially the absence of working class as a determining force. Some revolutionary groups had shown activity during the Singur-Nandigram struggle or in its aftermath. But in the final analysis they have not yet proven their ability to lend leadership to a revolutionary struggle. In the past, similar conditions have developed and passed by; propitious revolutionary situations could not be directed towards the desired aim in the absence of correct leadership and programme. To achieve the real emancipation of people parliamentariasm has to be shunned. On the other hand, if the path of people’s movement is not taken in spite of thousands of sacrifices, victory would remain elusive. To win victory in that definitely protracted, deeply significant, complicated, struggle with many a twist and turn, the truly revolutionary communist forces must fight uncompromisingly against rightism and fake leftism, along with forging unity with the remaining revolutionary-minded workers of the degenerated left-forces such as the CPI (M). The fight should be based on a realistic and effective programme. The future of the working people rests with the correctness of the strategy and tactics followed by them, and the realistic mixing of dreams and capacity.

Please click the following link to go through the table of contents, editorial and some selective articles, essay, poem from ANEEK, April, 2012 issue (48th YEAR, 10th ISSUE) :

1) Article: ‘Ma-Mati-Manush’-er Ganotantro by Dipankar Chakraborty
2) Article: Nonadanga : Jatra Shuru Holo Ebar! by Deepro Chowdhury
3) Article : Kolkata Ekdin Kallolinee London Hobe by Rantidev Sengupta
4) Article : Maaine Kete Kanthorodh Kora Jaay Na by Parichay Kanungo
5) Poem : Kobita Pora Shuru Korar Aagey by Tarit Chowdhury
6) Essay : Viswa Banijyo Sanstha-r Itihaas O Du Dashoker Krishi Karmokando by Suvroketan Basu

 Click here to read the selective articles, poem from ANEEK, April, 2012 issue 

Please click the following link to read the full issue of April, 2012
ANEEK : 48th YEAR, 10th ISSUE, APRIL, 2012



Table of Contents and Editorial

Please click the following link to read the full issue of March, 2012:

ANEEK : 48th YEAR, 9th Issue, MARCH, 2012

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