Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review of Bengal Marxism: Early Discourses and Debates

A review of our title, Bengal Marxism: Early Discourse and Debates, by Anuradha Roy, in 'Pustak Parichay', Anandabazar Patrika, 30 August, 2014, by Sobhanlal Datta Gupta.
"Historian Anuradha Roy's prime subject of investigation is the history of cultural practice and its philosophical discussion. Those who are familiar with her work will recognize from the very title that this is a new and expanded articulation of her own research. Even the readers who are not familiar with her work would unanimously acknowledge that while the importance of the subject under scrutiny is undeniable, the task of philosophically dissecting cultural practice is a genuinely complex one...It can be said, without a doubt, that the volume will be treasured by intelligent readers. It will reveal to enthusiastic researchers of the future the path ahead."
As Sobhanlal Datta Gupta rightly comments, "...Anuradha has written the book after painstaking effort and having consulted many documents...I eagerly await her next work."