(The following is a transcript of the speech given by Prof. Prabhat Patnaik at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in the wake of the central government’s decision to demonetise 500 and 1000 rupee notes. Prabhat Patnaik is a renowned economist and thinker. He is Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University and author of several books including The Value of Money, The Retreat to Unfreedom and A Theory of Imperialism.)
Bodhi is publishing a Malayalam translation of Prabhat Patnaik's article "The indispensability of Marxism" that appeared in People's Democracy(Feb 2, 2014). The translation was done by Birenjith P.S. and was not cross-checked by/with the original author. Any errors in translation is regretted and will be corrected if brought into notice.
The 'Emerging Kerala' project represents a very serious threat not only to the fragile ecology of the state but also to the living standards of the ordinary people of Kerala. It also represents a departure from trajectory of development which has come to be associated with what is called internationally as the 'Kerala Model' of development. Why do i say that?
Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP) organised a 'Janakiya Koottayma' (People's meet) on "People's Alternative to Emerging Kerala" on September 8, 2012 at Trissur, that is 4 days before the 'Emerging Kerala' event. The meet was inaugurated by Prof. Prabhat Patnaik. This is a video recording of the entire inaugural address.
This is a transcript of the speech delivered by Prof. Prabhat Patnaik on July 7, 2012 at a colloquium in memory of Chinta Ravindran organised in Kozhikode by the Chinta Ravindran Foundation. The topic for the colloquium was Relevance of Gandhism & Marxism to our times. Apart from Prof. Patnaik, who was one of the keynote speakers, Prof. Akeel Bilgrami participated as a second keynote speaker and he elaborated on Gandhism.
These are excerpts from Prof. Prabhat Patnaik's speech inaugurating the Delegate Conference in KGOA's 45th State Conference held at Trivandrum. This is as reported by one of the attendees of the conference - Birenjith PS. Any errors/mistakes caused are purely unintentional.