The Fifth Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Trust Lecture was delivered by Harry E Vanden at St.Xavier’s College in Mumbai yesterday evening. Vanden’s lecture was titled “Marxist Revolutionary Thought and Practice in Latin America”.
Harry Vanden spoke about revolutionary movements in Latin America from the late 1800s to now and the hot debates these movements threw up about alternative ways of organising society. Vanden talked about the changing nature of revolutionary movements and the constant search for a more humane socialism, and the importance of establishing stable alternative systems.
The lecture was organised by The Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Committee. Harry Vanden was introduced by Bernard D’Mello, who is an author and deputy editor of the Economic and Political Weekly. Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas S J, Principal of St.Xavier’s College also welcomed the speaker and released a new book which is co-edited by Harry Vanden and Marc Becker titled, Jose Carlos Mariategui – An Anthology. This book was first published by Monthly Review Press, New York, but is now published in India by Monthly India (Cornerstone Publications, Kharagpur).
Anuradha Ghandy was a member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). She died of cerebral malaria on 12 April 2008.
The following is the audio recording of the lecture.
Audio of Lecture :Fifth Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Lecture by Harry E Vanden