In Search of a Better World: Memoirs of Jolly Mohan Kaul. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: I had joined the Communist Party in pursuit of an ideal, the building of a new society, Sidney and Beatrice Webb termed it a new civilisation in which the evils of the capitalist system would disappear and, more importantly, a new and better human being would evolve. Thus propelled, aged 19, Kaul goes underground in 1941. He works with the Calcutta Port union, helping to organize a successful strike for 80 days by the time he is 25; he spends 1951-53 in jail when the Party is declared illegal, emerging to become the secretary of the District Committee. Kaul marries a fellow communist, Manikuntala Sen, who was the Deputy Leader of the Communist Group in the West Bengal s State Assembly. The China-India, War, the revelations of the Soviet Union s Twentieth Congress where Khrushchev exposes the reality that lay behind Stalin s rule, and the corruption and lowering of ideals with the Party itself made both Kaul and Sen leave the Party in 1963, without a career, income or savings. He goes on to build a new career in public relations with Indian Oxygen, where once again, he wishes to help the corporate world factor in social responsibility, to committed economic journalism with his stint as editor of Capital, and finally, in his eighties, back to the education of workers in the Gandhi Labour Foundation that was led by Kanti Mehta, whom he knew as a rival trade union organizer in the 1950s. Kaul provides an insider s view of the communist movement and the Communist Party, invaluable for understanding both their trajectories and the history. He presents path-breaking memoirs, offering a critique of his life and times and showing what an individual can do to induce meaningful change.
Biografía del autor: Jolly Mohan Kaul is a social activist
Título: In Search of a Better World: Memoirs of ...
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Descripción Stree, 2008. Saoli Mitra?s theatre work is conducive to dissent Pacham Vaidik her theatre company has presented Eugene Ionesco?s Rhinoceros her own Bitata Bitangsha A Web Spread Wide and her recent adaptation of Poshukhamar George Orwell?s Animal Farm Mitra has used theatre as a medium of focusing on the ugly face of state-sponsored terror When the ruling Left government in West Bengal went on an industrialization overdrive immediately after winning their seventh successive five-year term-having systematically destroyed the state?s industry in their first decade-Mitra travelled across the state to find out more about the victims of displacement She met the dispossessed farmers of Singur the family of the teenage activist Tapasi Malik who was gang-raped and burnt alive for her involvement in the protest against forcible land acquisition; the maimed protestors of Nandigram who refused to part with their land and with the tea garden workers in north Bengal who must give up their livelihoods to make way for realtors She gives voice to her outrage shared by a growing number of uneasy citizens must be analyzed and sharedThe articles translated for the first time combine research with on-the-field activism trying to make sense of each situation in terms of the lessons drawn from the writer?s years of involvement in meaningful theatre Unlike a purely academic treatise or a journalistic account Saoli Mitra?s account is charged by both emotion and righteous rage and is an appeal to humanity 300 pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 93535
Descripción Stree Samya, Kolkata, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 280319
Descripción Bhatkal & Sen. Estado de conservación: New. pp. xv + 384 , Illus. Nº de ref. de la librería 8303914
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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. New. SoftCover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition.Perfect condition. Ship by express service to USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, UK, Germany and Netherland. Customer satisfaction our priority. Nº de ref. de la librería ABEBOOK-136855
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Descripción Stree-Samya Publications, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 8185604991
Descripción Bhatkal & Sen. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, In Search of a Better World: Memoirs, Jolly Mohan Kaul, In his life-long mission to make the world a better place, Jolly Kaul takes us to the heart of what concerns India and, indeed, any nation: its values, politics and governance. At the age of nineteen in 1941, convinced that only the Communist Party could fight effectively the fascist and imperialist forces and bring about a more just society, Kaul abandoned his family, any possible career, and went underground. He did not know what he was going in for, he admits, but knew that he must give 'his all'. He was to remain a dedicated and disciplined member till January 1963 when he left the Party, shocked by the China-India war and by the forthcoming split within the Party. The points he raised in his resignation letter resonates today. An unusual contribution is Kaul's incisive critique of the developments within the Party based on the twenty-two years he spent in it, first as a trade union organiser and later as Secretary of the Calcutta District Committee. Jolly Kaul built three additional careers: in the corporate world as the head of public relations for Indian Oxygen Ltd, as a journalist with a news agency, editing the economic journal, Capital, and, finally, as a social activist in the Gandhi Labour Foundation at Puri. On each occasion, he has continued to search for ways to contribute towards the improvement of society and is still active at 89. The distinguished economist and former Vice Chancellor of Viswa-Bharati and the University of North Bengal, Dr Amlan Datta, has written the Foreword. Aditi Roy Ghatak, a well-known journalist, who has known the author for thirty years, presents a lively portrait of the author in an Afterword. Nº de ref. de la librería B9788185604992
Descripción Bhatkal & Sen. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 384 pages. 8.35x5.59x1.18 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk8185604991