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“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution.” is the title of the work and is derived from the famous Zapatista quotation. This poster is a tribute to all the Zapatista movement and to all the movement that were inspired by it around the globe.

Artist : Bernardo Ramonfaur
Medium : Digital Painting
Print Dimension : 12in X 17in
Frame Dimension : 18in X 23in
Frame Material : Wood and Glass
Frame Color : Black
Mounting : White
Paper : Ivory paper 300GSM

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“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution.” is the title of the work and is derived from the famous Zapatista quotation. This poster is a tribute to all the Zapatista movement and to all the movement that were inspired by it around the globe.

Artist : Bernardo Ramonfaur
Medium : Digital Painting
Print Dimension : 12in X 17in
Paper : Ivory paper 300GSM

 [ NOTE : All the profit, excluding the production cost, will go to People’s Library]
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“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution.” is the title of the work and is derived from the famous Zapatista quotation. This poster is a tribute to all the Zapatista movement and to all the movement that were inspired by it around the globe.

Artist : Bernardo Ramonfaur
Medium : Digital Painting
Print Dimension : 12in X 15in
Frame Dimension : 18in X 21in
Frame Material : Wood and Glass
Frame Color : Black
Mounting : White
Paper : Ivory paper 300GSM

 [ NOTE : All the profit, excluding the production cost, will go to People’s Library]
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“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution.” is the title of the work and is derived from the famous Zapatista quotation. This poster is a tribute to all the Zapatista movement and to all the movement that were inspired by it around the globe. The turquoise blue one is slightly different from the earthy toned one.

Artist : Bernardo Ramonfaur
Medium : Digital Painting
Print Dimension : 12in X 15in
Paper : Ivory paper 300GSM

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Translated from the Hindi by Madhu Singh  With a foreword by Angela Y. Davis

September 1970. Ramchandra Singh enters the Hardoi District Jail in Uttar Pradesh as a naxalite undertrial. Barely twenty, his life of expanding prospects—in studies, politics and love—is reduced to the horizon of a life term. The odds are stacked against the survival of his humanity and imagination, but Singh regenerates his gifts of empathy, humour, reflection and, above all, language—in a secret diary smuggled out with the help of friends.

A singular record of recent history and of individual witness, Singh’s prison diary, newly expanded, appears in English for the first time. Offering unprecedented intimacy with the everyday life of the imprisoned everyman, Singh challenges us to look without flinching and question our assumptions about crime and punishment.

Ramchandra Singh (1949–2018), of Bangarmau village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, was a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Red Star, and served on its Central Committee. He was part of the editorial board of Red Star Monthly (Hindi). He passed away when this book was in press.

Madhu Singh is a professor in the Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow. She has previously translated the scholar G.N. Devy’s work, A Nomad Called Thief, into Hindi as Ghumantu Hain Chor Nahin.

 

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic literary novel in the genres of political fiction and dystopian science fiction. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory hole, have entered into common usage since its publication in 1949. Nineteen Eighty-Four also popularised the adjective Orwellian, which connotes things such as official deception, secret surveillance, brazenly misleading terminology, and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian or authoritarian state, as described by the author. In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was awarded a place on both lists of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, reaching #13 on the editors’ list and #6 on the readers’ list. In 2003, the novel was listed at #8 on The Big Read survey done by the BBC.

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Jotiba Phule’s Fight for Liberty

Story: Srividya Natarajan
Art: Aparajita Ninan

In 1873, Jotirao Govindrao Phule wrote Gulamgiri (Slavery), a scathing, witty attack on the Vedas as idle fantasies of the brahman mind which enslaved the shudras and atishudras. A hundred and forty years hence, Srividya Natarajan and Aparajita Ninan breathe fresh life into Phule’s graphic imagination, weaving in the story of Savitribai, Jotiba’s partner in his struggles.

In today’s climate of intolerance, here’s a manifesto of resistance—Phule setting the dynamite of thought to the scriptures and ideas Hindus hold dear.

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The classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. King

As Dr. King prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his most best-known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962. While behind bars, he spent uninterrupted time preparing the drafts for works such as “Loving Your Enemies” and “Shattered Dreams,” and he continued to edit the volume after his release. A Gift of Love includes these classic sermons, along with two new preachings. Collectively they present King’s fusion of Christian teachings and social consciousness, and promote his prescient vision of love as a social and political force for change.

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A Man of the People (1966) is a novel by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. Written as a satirical piece, A Man of the People follows a story told by Odili, a young and educated narrator, on his conflict with Chief Nanga, his former teacher who enters a career in politics in an unnamed fictional 20th century African country. Odili represents the changing younger generation; Nanga represents the traditional West African customs, inspired by that of Achebe’s native Nigeria. The book ends with a military coup, similar to the real-life coups of Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Yakubu Gowon.

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Soumyabrata Choudhury

Choudhury, here, reignites the debate over the appropriation of Ambedkar. Amidst rising echoes for Ambedkar-Marx, Ambedkar-Marx-Bhagat Singh, Ambedkar-Marx-Gandhi-Bhagat Singh, he provocatively asks us to think of Ambedkar’s singular exceptionality—from an excerpt in Indian Cultural Forum

What is most interesting about this difficult but beautiful book is that it is committed to the task of exposing the naked antagonisms that snake across the cracked surfaces of these oppressive structures. —Scroll.in

Nowadays when Ambedkar scholarship has become an industry, Choudhury’s thesis approaches him from an entirely new perspective.—The Telegraph

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Ed. Salim Yusufji With an introduction by Bama

This book is an attempt at intimacy with B.R. Ambedkar in his hours away from history and headlines. The aim here is to recover the ephemera that attended Ambedkar’s life and died with him—his pleasure in his library and book-collecting, his vein of gruff humour, the sensation of seeing him in the flesh for the first time, or of stepping out of a summer storm into his house and hearing him at practice on his violin. Here, we have his attendants, admirers and companions speak of Ambedkar’s love of the sherwani, kurta, lungi, dhoti, and even his sudden paean to elasticated underpants. We meet Ambedkar the lover of dogs and outsize fountain pens, proponent of sex education and contraception, anti-prohibitionist teetotaler and occasional cook.

The fragments that make up this volume enable the recovery of his many facets—a rewarding biographical quest.

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The Making of Babasaheb and the Dalit Movement

Eleanor Zelliot

‘American scholar Eleanor Zelliot shows us the world to which Ambedkar belonged and the worlds he altered’—Mint Lounge
‘This is a book from which one learns a great deal without being worn down; her scholarship is worn so lightly. All in all, an excellent book’—The Hindu
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When India detonated a thermonuclear device in May 1998, Arundhati Roy wrote The End of Imagination . Since then she has written with clarity, precision and insight about a range of subjects of the utmost importance. This second volume of her collected writing brings together fourteen essays written between June 2002 and November 2004. In these essays she draws the thread of empire through seemingly unconnected arenas, uncovering the links between America s War on Terror, the growing threat of corporate power, the response of nation states to resistance movements, the role of NGOs, caste and communal politics in India, and the perverse machinery of an increasingly corporatized mass media. Meticulously researched and carefully argued, The Ordinary Person s Guide to Empire is a necessary work for our times.

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What happens when ill-treated farm animals gang up to throw out their lazy, corrupt and power-drunk rulers? Animal Farm is born.

As humans get ousted from Manor Farm and animals take control, their utopian fantasy of running a farm on the basis of equality soon begins to crumble before their eyes. The rebellion of the animals, led by the two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, gives way to corrupt practices that lead to unthinkable consequences.

A resounding fable on totalitarianism and power-gone-corrupt, Animal Farm is an allegorical novella that took the publishing world by storm when it was first published and hasn’t stopped doing so ever since. The ultimate satire on fascism, Animal Farm finds relevance even in present-day world. A must-read!

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B.R. Ambedkar

with an Introduction,‘The Doctor and the Saint’ by Arundhati Roy

Annihilation of Caste ‘posseses a generic openness to the wounds and decisions of existence which can breach the prisons of the world as no amount of scholarship can’—Biblio

Read a comprehensive interview with Arundhati Roy in Outlook, where she says, ‘Caste is at the heart of the rot in our society. Quite apart from what it has done to the subordinated castes, it has corroded the moral core of the privileged castes. We need to take Ambedkar seriously.’

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Anthills of the Savannah is a 1987 novel by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. It was his fifth novel, first published in the UK 21 years after Achebe’s previous one (A Man of the People in 1966), and was credited with having “revived his reputation in Britain”.  A finalist for the 1987 Booker Prize for Fiction, Anthills of the Savannah has been described as the “most important novel to come out of Africa in the [1980s]”.  Critics praised the novel upon its release.

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Anti-Capitalism tshirt is for the ones opposed to the principles or practice of capitalism.

Tshirt Material : Combed Cotton
Sizes Available : S, M, L, XL
Tshirt Color : White
Print Color : Black and Red
Neck Variety : Round and V-neck

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‘Angela Davis swings a wrecking ball into the racist and sexist underpinnings of the American prison system’Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman, US.

Davis’ central point is worth studying and bringing to the foreground in the prison reform movement. She argues that prisons do not solve crime. Within the last two decades the prison boom simply has intensified the criminalization of certain types of behavior, rather than having brought official crime rates down.—http://www.politicalaffairs.net

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Arrow of God is a 1964 novel by Chinua Achebe, his third. It followed his book Things Fall Apart. These two works, along with the third book, No Longer at Ease, are sometimes called The African Trilogy, as they share similar settings and themes. The novel centers on Ezeulu, the chief priest of several Igbo villages in Colonial Nigeria, who confronts colonial powers and Christian missionaries in the 1920s. The novel was published as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series.

The phrase “Arrow of God” is drawn from an Igbo proverb in which a person, or sometimes an event, is said to represent the will of God. Arrow of God won the first ever Jock Campbell/New Statesman Prize for African writing.

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Georgy Valentinovich Plekhanov, 1857–1918, a Russian revolutionary and founder of Marxism in Russia and known as the “Father of Russian Marxism.” His best works in the fields of history, philosophy, aesthetics, social and politics, especially the philosophy of historical materialism, were contributions that very valuable for the development of scientific thought and progressive culture.

Publisher: Aakar Books (1869)

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As the trespassers walked towards the mosque, the muezzin […] jumped out of the darkness. Before the adversaries could discover his presence, he dashed straight towards Abhiram Das, the vairagi who was holding the idol in his hands and leading the group of intruders. […] The sadhu quickly freed himself and, together with his friends, retaliated fiercely. Heavy blows began raining from all directions. Soon, the muezzin realized that he was no match for the men and that he alone would not be able to stop them. 22 December 1949: A conspiracy that began with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi culminated in the execution of the Ayodhya strategy. Late that night, a little-known sadhu, Abhiram Das, and his followers entered the Babri Masjid and planted an idol of Rama inside it. While it is known that the Hindu Mahasabha had a role in placing the idol in the mosque, the larger plot and the chain of events that led to that act have never been subject to rigorous scrutiny. Through intrepid research and investigation, Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha bring together the disparate threads of the buried narrative for the first time. Through a series of first-hand interviews with eyewitnesses and the unearthing of archival material, the authors take us behind the scenes to examine the motivations and workings of the Mahasabha members who pulled the strings. They also examine the liaison between Mahasabhaites and Hindu traditionalists in the Congress – an association that Jawaharlal Nehru sought to break in his cautious battle with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the right-wing forces. Ayodhya: The Dark Night uncovers, in vivid detail, what really transpired on the fateful night that was to leave a permanent scar on the Indian polity.

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2009–2012 War has spread from India’s borders to the forests in the very heart of the country. Here are four essays by Arundhati Roy including the heatedly debated ‘Walking with the Comrades’ that combines a clear-eyed, analytical overview with extraordinary reportage from the ground of the Maoist guerrilla zone and her most recent essay, ‘Capitalism: A Ghost Story’. Broken Republic examines the nature of progress and development in the emerging global superpower, and asks some fundamental questions about the real meaning of civilization itself.

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Krishna Sen “Comrade Ichchhuk” (19 October 1956 – 27 May 2002) was a progressive Nepalese journalist.  He was killed in police custody during the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. Sen was the editor of Janadisha, a pro-Maoist vernacular weekly newspaper.

Artist : Preejal Silakar
Medium : Digital Painting
Print Dimension : 12in X 12in
Frame Dimension : 18in X 18in
Frame Material : Wood and Glass
Frame Color : Black
Mounting : White
Paper :
 Ivory paper 300GSM
Lines written in the art :

हाम्रा स्वरहरूमा प्रतिबन्ध लगाउँदै
हाम्रा ओठहरूमा ताल्चा झुन्ड्याउँदै
तिमी भन्छौ- गाउन त गाऊ
तर यो गीत नगाऊ
हामी भने त्यही गीत गाइरहन्छौँ ।

हाम्रा विचारमा प्रतिबन्ध लाउँदै
हाम्रा हातहरूमा हत्कडी पहि-याउँदै
तिमी भन्छौ- लेख्न त लेख
तर यो गीत नलेख
हामी भने त्यही गीत लेखिरहन्छौँ ।

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