Wednesday, September 28, 2016

814 (Part 3/100) of Lenin X Gandhi Comparisons, George Bernard Shaw, Future of Global Communism, and Indian Communism

George Bernard Shaw was one of the analytical expounders of Fabian Socialism (Gradualist Socialism). After the two world wars, his perspectives seem to have changed. He seems to have started supporting dictatorships. Here is an excerpt from

"...His appetite for politics and controversy remained undiminished; by the late 1920s he had largely renounced Fabian gradualism and often wrote and spoke favourably of dictatorships of the right and left—he expressed admiration for both Mussolini and Stalin. In the final decade of his life he made fewer public statements, but continued to write prolifically until shortly before his death, aged 94, having refused all state honours, including the Order of Merit in 1946. ..."

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.

In Blog Post No. Click to go to post No. 813 at this blog , I have given a quote from Lenin's telegram to his associates to arrange for hanging of 100 kulaks, not because I wanted to find fault with Lenin's methods of working, but because, I have some reservations about 'killing' as a 'corrective-mechanism' for ills of society. In that post, we have also made a note that Indian Maoists went on killing/maiming presumably innocent people calling them informers or traitors, and went on being killed by the Police in (1) Genuine Encounters and, (2) Fake Encounters. The Maoists and their supporters called the State Killings as 'rAjya himsa' (Violence by State), and their killing of informers 'prati himsa' (Retributive or Compensatory Violence). Analyses of the State Violence vs. Retributive Violence, we shall take up later.

What we ought to note, in a longer term perspective, is Killings and violence delay the advent of True Socialism, because a deviation of efforts takes place. Focus will shift. Misdirections take place. There will be heat and explosions. But starving and the suffering millions will not get the amelioration and relief they need and deserve, RIGHT NOW.

We shall, now, take up the captioned quote of George Bernard Shaw, which can also be seen in the above image:--

Socialism means equality of income or nothing... under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not.

If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well.

Back to yb-donkey's views:

About "Socialism means equality of income or nothing" : -Somehow this quote omitted "equality of wealth", "equality of dignity", "equality of distribution of menial work (physical and hazardous labor)", "equality in distribution of essential goods and services", "justice in preferential order and the design of ladder of distribution (This DESIGN OF LADDER OF DISTRIBUTION AND PREFERENTIAL ORDER requires a thousand blogposts to introduce, explain, and layout pros and cons), etc. While it is true that PERFECT EQUALITY is not possible, at least EXCELLENT EQUALITY should be achievable.

About "You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not.", this is the noblest thing in socialism. No human, worth his salt, will normally on his own volition (exceptions: some Jain traditions) abstain from food, clothing, shelter, education). Our Capitalist Economies and Political Administrations also do not OVERTLY advise or force people to abstain from FLESCOH (My favorite acronym for Food, Liberty, Education, Shelter, Clothing, Old Age Security and Health Care).

We can see how Donald Trump and Ms. Hillary Clinton are making competitive promises, and allegations and counter-allegations, about these things only. Actually, these promises, and some half-hearted follow-up actions on the part of the bourgeoisie parties, have punctured the truck of True Socialism. It is because, either people have started thinking that "something is better than nothing", or because they have reached a situation that they cannot wait even a day for the fantasy of true complete socialism.

Some Telugu language proverbs are relevant here:

1) parugetti pAlu tAgE kannA nilabaDi nILLu trAgaTam mElu. English: It will be better to drink water while standing, instead of running marathons for drinking milk.

2) majjiga lEvurA magaDA anTE, peruguki cITI vrASADuTa. English: Context: A wife asked her to bring butter-milk from outside. The husband responded by writing a chit (slip containing an order) to send curd (yogurt). Here, buttermilk is the minimum survival immediate need. Curd-yogurt is a distant fantasy. People do not oppose curd. They will be delighted to relish it, but they are not prepared to wait.

3) bratikunTE balusAku tinaccu. English: If a person lives, he can survive by eating 'leaves of the balusu plant'. In drought areas of India, there were large number of days, there are some days even now, where people ate/eat leaves of the 'balusu plant' and survived/survive.

4) Upiri unTE uppu kallu ammi bratakaccu: English: If we have breath, we can survive, even by selling salt. (Selling salt = eking out livelihood by street-vending salt taking it on a cart to houses).

About "If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner;" :-- 1) Who will decide that a particular person, or some particular persons do not have the required character? If he becomes adament / biased / corrupt / despotic ? There must be a fool-proof State mechanism to prevent injustices, and a efficient-genuine-honest Grievance Redressal Mechanism.

2) What is this "executed in a kindly manner" ? Executions should not either be resorted to at all, or if they are absolutely unavoidable, they should be the LAST RESORT, after zillion alternatives fail.

In my last birth, incarnation as a Bank Employee, I used to have a Bank Manager boss, who had two sons. They used to approach him smilingly, taking with them some chocolates or laDDus, fall on his feet in perfect obedience and obeisance [In Bengali novels of late Saratchandra Chaterjee (popularly called Sarat Babu), we come across a practice called 'pAda dhUli' (taking a little dust at feet and keeping on head, as a token of reverence)]. Then, they used to sit one each on his laps, and then climb up to his head, shuffle his hair with all love and affection, and then finally blurt out "Oh Father, we love you. But we shall fire you with this (toy) pistol, etc.". In real life, there will be no toy pistols. Where will, we can find this "KINDLY".

We can only find persons of the type of Shri Kind Kaluvakolanu Chandrasekhara Rao, present Chief Minister of Telangana State, who want to do some "karru kAlci vAtalu" (brand people he hated, with hot irons). Or we may find some Great Leaders like Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, who will want their opponents to be struck with footwear (ceppu tIsukoni koTTanDi in Telugu language). Or we may find persons like his rival politician Shri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, who will call critics 'unmAdi' (lunatic). So, this idea of Executions in "Kindly manner" or "cruel manner", or whatsoever manner, have to be erased from the Concept of Socialism.

About "but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well." : This is the noblest part of what Shaw said, in the above quote. Reason: Today, in this Great Great Great Capitalist Economy, millions of people are living under sub-human conditions, not only have been deprived of their basic needs of FLESCOH, but also denied of their self-respect. For proof, I can give any number of real life examples of this monstracity of Capitalism.

But, one crucial question, still remains about: "whilst you were permitted to live". This question is important, because humans existed even before societies evolved. That means Human is 'primary' and Society should be 'secondary'. 'Human' is like dog's head. 'Society' is like dog's tail. Head can survive without tail. But, tail cannot survive without head. I believe that society does not / cannot have an authority to determine whether a person SHOULD BE / SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO LIVE. (NOTE: Capital Punishments through Courts of Law, for ghastly proven rarest-of-the-rarest offences, are exceptions. They are neither norms or parameters or standards in day-to-day functioning of the society.)

Here, it is worthwhile to quote a verse of Telugu poet Late SriSri, from his collection 'mahA prasthAnam' (Great destiny/destination).

మనది ఒక బ్రతుకేనా (Is our life, a life?!!! )
కుక్కల వలె నక్కలవలె (Like dogs, like foxes)
మనదీ ఒక బ్రతుకేనా (Is our life, a life?)
సందులలో పందులవలె (Like the pigs in dirty lanes)

It is this sort of life which True Complete Socialism does not want people to lead /live. However, "should live well" cannot mean "live with all comforts and luxuries". Here "live well" refers to "intrinsic worth of life", and not to "extrinsic worth of life".

Though from the Wikipedia quote given above, we find that Shaw seems to have in his later years "... often wrote and spoke favourably of dictatorships of the right and left—he expressed admiration for both Mussolini and Stalin. ...", we do not know the circumstances and situations which had led Late George Bernard Shaw to shift his stance. I do not contribute to the idea of "Shaw had become an opportunist".

To continue. Subject to further editing to remove anything illegal/unlawful. सशेष. సశేషం.

813 (Part 2/100) of Lenin X Gandhi Comparisons, Future of Global Communism, and Indian Communism

The Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2 2016, is a few days ahead. As usual, there will be a public holiday, so that Government Employees can play cards the whole day, booze, or visit pubs, or go to dance bars, or hang around TV sets, or do whatever they like, except studying at least for one day, what Gandhiji had said or practised during his life time, what methods Gandhiji used in the various movements led by him such as Non-Co-operation Movement, Salt SatyAgraha, Quit India Movement. Of course, officially Governments will order closure of meat shops and wine shops. Okay, let us have this annual ritual, as true Indians whose penchant for rituals is well-known globally.

In the last post, I have given some links for download of Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Collected works of Lenin. I have also given one link to a 1930 article by a Indo-British Labor Leader of those days Shapurji Saklatvala, with the article titled 'Who is this Gandhi?". Along with that I have also given a 'memoriam' about late Shapurji Saklatvala.

Now, I provide below a link to a telegram by Late Lenin, soon after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, addressed to his associates. Click to go to Telegram to Comrades Kuraev, Bosh, Minkin, and other Penza communists at

I also quote excerpts from the telegram:

Written: August 11, 1918
Source: From the Library of Congress exhibit Revelations from the Russian Archives: Collectivization and Industrialization: “Hanging order”, p. 1 & p. 2.
Translated: Prof. Richard B. Day, of the University of Toronto Mississauga (2008)
qTranscription & Markup: Kevin Goins (2008)
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2008). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.

Russian Federated Soviet Republic
Chairman of the Council Of People’s Commissars From Moscow, the Kremlin. 11-VIII-08
To Penza

To Comrades Kuraev, Bosh, Minkin and other Penza communists.

Comrades! The uprising by the five kulak volosts must be mercilessly suppressed. The interest of the entire revolution demands this, for we are now facing everywhere the “final decisive battle” with the kulaks. We need to set an example.

1. You need to hang (hang without fail, so that the people see) no fewer than 100 of the notorious kulaks, the rich and the bloodsuckers.
2. Publish their names.
3. Take all their grain from them.
4. Appoint the hostages — in accordance with yesterday’s telegram.

This needs to be done in such a way that the people for hundreds of versts around will see, tremble, know and shout: they are throttling and will throttle the bloodsucking kulaks.

Telegraph us concerning receipt and implementation.
Yours, Lenin.
PS. Find tougher people.

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.

I do not want to eulogise or criticse Late Lenin, because we do not know the grassroot level scenario prevailing in Russia of 1917. I am more interested for the 'Indian Context", that too "India 2016".

Similarly, I do not want to eulogise or criticise Mahatma Gandhi's leadership and working styles, because he had his own set of priorities and problems. His topmost priority, obviously was to lead India to freedom, and that he had done to the best of his ability. There might have taken place many meritorious things and some undesirable things. Anyway, whatever had happened at that time is history. It will be suffice if facts are recorded by historians in a "mirror-like manner".

In the above telegram, Lenin was asking his associates to hang at least 100 kulaks.

Kulak definition as per Merrium Webster Dictionary: 1. A prosperous or wealthy peasant farmer in 19th century Russia. 2 : a farmer characterized by Communists as having excessive wealth.

In Indian context, we can call them landlords, big farmers. For sometime, when P.V. Narasimha Rao as Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh tried to bring in Land Reforms, some fragmentation took place in AP, and it appeared as though there are few landlords left in Andhra Pradesh. Probably, a similar thing might have happened in Bengal and Kerala. In some other States administered by other bourgeoisie parties like Congress, BJP, RJD, Samajvadi, BSP, etc. etc. some sort of facade-land-reforms might have taken place.

2016 Indian Situation, is definitely different. Owing to continuous fragmentation which took place among children of farmers, while the number of small and marginal farmers, landless agricultural laborers, unwritten-tenant farmers has gone up, simultaneously several pieces of small land holdings were purchased in benami names by nouveau riche

Simple Definition of nouveau riche as per Merriam Webster Dictionary:

: a person who has recently become rich and who likes to spend a lot of money.

of Society consisting of industrialists and business magnets, politicians and bureaucrats, film stars, cricketers, successful lawyers and doctors, corrupt Govt. engineers etc. In other words, the old class of kulaks (in Telugu we can probably call them 'peda rAyuDu') have been replaced by the modern kulaks.

Maoists hiding in forests tried the techniques of killing kulaks and contractors, probably some rural money-lenders. They have also killed some villagers, calling them informers. They have also indulged in killing some low-level police employees treating them as enemies. But, ultimately, they could achieve nothing in India, except extracting moneys from contractors. Some surrendered Maoists like Nayeem, Sambasivudu (et al) have even established their own empires of criminal extortions.

The Empire established by Lenin in U.S.S.R. (erstwhile Soviet Union) through MASS KILLINGS as proven by the above telegram, did not last long. About Lenin's administration of his so called new Communist Society, we shall take up later. Soon after death of Lenin, the Russian Empire went into the hands of Stalin, who was nothing but a tyrant.

What I wish that we should study in the reigns of Lenin and Stalin is, whether Collective Farming Methods had brought any improvements in the lives of the then Russian Working Class. If there were failures, gradual atrophy till 1991 dissolution of Soviet Union, possible reasons for such failures, we have to study. What I am tempted to say is: Why should we throw away baby with the bathwater? Why not we identify what went wrong in the Russian and East European Experimentations of so-called Socialism-Communism? We know that Chinese Communism is a total failure, as can be seen from China2016.

To continue. Subject to further editing to remove anything illegal/unlawful. सशेष. సశేషం.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

812 Late Shapurji Saklatva X Mahatma Gandhi, & also about Kerala, Bengal, Lenin

Many in India believe that both Mahatma Gandhi and Baba Saheb Ambedkar were a sort of mild anathema to Hindutva forces in India. Of late, our new 2014 rulers have started worshipping Mahatma Gandhi and Baba Saheb Ambedkar, for whatever be the reasons. Today, in India, we are not following much of Mahatma Gandhi's theories and/or practices. Many of our present leaders consider Mahatma Gandhi as anachronistic and obsolete, though they do not openly admit it for fear of losing some vote banks (there may not be many votebanks left, who will vote if Gandhiji's name is chanted. Those days were gone).

Today, Indian Communism / Marxism / Socialism is also at cross-roads. Our CPI and CPIM Leaders also appear to be bewildered, after their party was badly mauled in West Bengal. In 2016, CPIM has been resurrected in Kerala, while BJP has made an arangetram in Kerala Assembly. Probably out of that one seat enthusiasm, or for whatever be any other reason, BJP has a few days back conducted its National Executive Meeting in Kerala, addressed by the Luminaries of BJP, particularly our PM Shri Narendra Modi, and BJP President Amit Shah. True, one swallow may not make a spring. Of course, there is another aphorism: "...The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step...".

Mr. Shah (and as a corollary his boss Shri Narendra Modi) seems to have built similar hopes of BJP making deeper trenches in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The 2016 CM of Kerala, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan is reported to have invited a Harvard Economist !!! to guide him in shaping the administrative and economic policies of Kerala. Doesn't Mr. Vijayan know anything about True and Complete Socialism? What a shameful downfall !!!

I believe today's CPI and CPM may not have as much disdain or indifference which their founders and pioneers of 1920s and 1930s had, of Mahatma Gandhi, and his movements, particularly non-violence, khadi and takli, Salt Satya Graha 1930, Non-Co-operation 1921, Quit India 1942 etc. etc. Though CPI and CPIM may not openly shower praises on Mahatma Gandhi (Indian Communists considered Nehru and Indira Gandhi as socialists. Combined Communist Party of India underwent a division in 1962 on the questions of attitude towards Congress and Nehru, and of course Russia-China squirmishes), they seemed to be reconciled with the ideas of holding Mahatma Gandhi on a high pedestal.

Whatever be the reason, since my childhood, knowingly or unknowingly, I started cultivating some special adoration for Mahatma Gandhi, though occasionally, I came across some material which indicated that there seems to be exaggerations-- suggesting that Gandhiji may be a great soul, but definitely not a super -God. So far, my faith on Gandhiji did not suffer much, although my stone-solid adoration seems to have started melting, like the demy-God Varuna who tested Senior NTR in the Telugu film Jagadeka Virudi katha, when Ghantasala sang "Siva Sankari Sivananda lahari Siva Sankari" in his immortal voice.

During my adolescence and early youth I started adoring Swami Vivekananda also. After my retirement from bank, when I took up a deeper study of Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, all my fascinations and infatuations about him melted away, and my eyes were opened. For some of the revelations which occurred to me, my readers can read at my Swami Vivekananda blog: Click to go to

Then, my study on Valmiki Ramayana, ditched me more. Click to go to my blog. . After writing my Valmiki ramayana blog I got much disillusioned. I am a worshipper of all the three Raju-s (Three kings) of Telugu Literature and Music: Bammera Potaraju, Kancherla Goparaju, and Tyagaraju. All the three Great Souls worshipped Lord Rama. Without the word 'Rama' neither Telugu Literature nor South Indian Music cannot exist.

Mahabharata and Mahabhagavata too disappointed me. My readers can visit my mahabharata blog Click to go to , and Click to go to . Finally, sometimes, I started engaging myself in repeated introspections. I thought that something must have gone wrong with me somewhere sometime.

Back to Mahatma Gandhi and Late Shapurji Saklatvala

My readers may be aware about my Mahatma Gandhi blog. Link: Click to go to Mahatma Gandhi blog At present there are 28 posts there. . A few readers of mine asked me to write more about Mahatma Gandhi, some years back. At that time, I could not venture (badvenure? adventure?) into it, because I was a disillusioned fellow.

In 2016, the world today is in a sort of shambles. Russia is making military exercises with the Terrorist Pakisthan. China, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea, etc. etc. nobody can be said to be 'representatives' of even minuscule fragments of Communism / Marxism / Socialism.

British Labor Party, Greek Labor Party ( by whatever name it is called) are in shambles. Though Mr. Bernie Sanders raised some false hopes in 2016 American Presidential Elections, now, he too seems to be at cross-roads.

At this juncture, I thought that I can spend some time of my very very precious remaining active-days of life (I am already 66/67) on something worthwhile, instead of indulging in some wild-goose-chase. I thought of making a comparative analyses of theories and workings of Gandhiji and Lenin. For the purpose, I have downloaded the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. These are available free on net, in 100 volumes, pdf files. If my readers are interested, they can convert them into txt files for easy search, using linux package pdftotext, which is automatically available in Ubuntu. Link for downloading the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Click to go to . One important observation: When we go to devotee websites, we can get only sanitised versions, which are uploaded after excising socially-irking portions.

The Collected Works of Lenin are also available on the Net free. We can get these in 45 volumes. Link for those who wish to study Lenin: Click to go to

At the same place of downloading Collected Works of Lenin, I found a link to a memoriam on Late Shapurji Saklatvala .Click to go to study a memoriam of Late Shapurji Saklatvala, a Labor Leader of 1920s-30s in England, and in India.

I reproduce an excerpt from the above Memoriam of Late Shapurji Saklatvala.

His amazing vitality, his profound knowledge, his ready and comradely advice, his cultural attainments and his unrivaled abilities as an orator and exponent of the revolutionary principles of the Communist International, leave a wide gap in our ranks.

In very truth we can say of our beloved comrade:

“He died for the workers.
In life he was one whose
Love knew no stint, whom
No fear could appall.”

Only those who have known him intimately can form any idea of the work that he did.

Night after night, year after year, in all parts of Britain he carried out his task of working class agitation, education and organization. Only those who also participate in this understand the ceaseless strain and anxiety it entails. No comrade ever did more of this work so uncomplainingly as Comrade Saklatvala.

No call was ever made upon him to which he did not respond. Be the meeting large or small, it was always the same. Be it near or far it was all the same.

Question: Why are you bringing in Late Shapurji Saklatvala today? How is relevant today?

Ans: While downloading the Collected Works of Late Lenin, I came across, a piece of article by Late Shapurji Saklatvala, published in Source: Labour Monthly, July, 1930, Vol. 12, No. 7. Title of this article is "Who is this Gandhi?". Link for those who wish to study this article of Late Shapurji Saklatvala on Mahatma Gandhi: Click to go to . I have gone through this article. Prima facie, it is too strong on Mahatma Gandhi. It seemed to have been somewhat exaggerated, against Mahatma Gandhi. But then, the above memoriam on Saklatvala, speaks very highly about Late Shapurji Saklatvala.

There is a proverb: Beauty lies in beholders eye! At this too early stages of my analyses on Lenin, Gandhiji, I do not want to believe or disbelieve Saklatvala. It will be too early and too hasty. But, yet, Saklatvala seems to have written some home truths about Mahatma Gandhi. It is our duty to examine each statement of his, and seggregate what can be accepted, and what cannot be accepted.

We shall have a quote from the above article, of Late Shapurji Saklatvala;

"...In his young days he went to South Africa to assist the Indian colonials who were badly oppressed by the British and the Dutch. He never made the slightest attempt socially and politically to unite the Negroes and the Indians together for the overthrow of the white man’s tyranny. He cultivated a separatist mentality among the Indians based on religious superstition and social snobbery. Whenever the humiliation or the suffering was too great for his Indian followers he gave them a dose of Tolstoy’s philosophy. Every now and again he sang songs of praise for the British Empire, and actually made people believe that there was love and justice in the hearts of imperialist rulers and capitalist employers. He left the poor Negroes alone and wasted his time in bothering with detailed grievances of small Indian merchants and traders. Whenever some vulgar favour was shown by the British master towards a few rich Indians in South Africa, Gandhi would burst out into a song like the Empire’s nightingale. He ignored the fact that South Africa belongs to the negroes and that the white tyrants were a small minority, and were the worst type of exploiters, gold hunters and diamond diggers. ..."

The above article was written during/soon after Salt Satyagraha Movement 1930. Late Saklatvala seems to have concluded in 1930 itself that Gandhiji would become a General Smut of India. Who this General Smut was, my readers can find from the above article "Who is this Gandhi".

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.

We are born in post-1947-independent India. We do not know much about Late Shapurji Saklatvala, either to the British Labor Party, or to the Indian Labor Movement, or to the World Communism / Marxism / Socialism.

What I am interested in, at this stage?

Though introduction of absolute true/Complete Socialism is not possible for a CPM Government like Kerala or Tripura, it is very very odd that their CM Pinarayi Vijayan should invite Harvard Economists to guide him. Is there any shortage of Socialist Economists in India? In fact, there is no need of Academic Economists also. It will be sufficient if CPM and CPI do not commit the same mistakes which they have done in West Bengal, when they were in power.

Example: West Bengal is a State, which has a very high density of population, and landlessness is very high there. The same is the case with Kerala. The people of Kerala have at least Gulf countries to fly to easily, and die there. People of Bengal cannot even have that luxury of death in Gulf. There, the CPM-CPI Left front snatched 1000 acres from peasants and handed over on a golden plater to Tatas, as if Tatas cannot buy lands in market.

What CPI-CPM in Bengal could have done then, or do now in Kerala? Employment cannot be created without industries. Industries cannot be established without lands.

Ans: Still, some forests are left in both Kerala and Bengal. More employment can be created through Cottage-tiny-small industries. It has already been proved. It has also been proved that Cottage-tiny-small industries have more export capabilities than the funds guzzling Medium and Large Industries.

1000 acre forest land / or wasteland containing thorny shrubs and snake pits are available all over India, including Bengal and Kerala. Even in my own State Residual Andhra Pradesh, they are not scarce. A 1000 acre land piece after allocating say 100 acres for roads, electric substation, overhead tank for water, etc. can leave 900 acres, or approx. 450,000 square yards. 2,250 cottage/tiny/small-scale industrial units can be started in bits of 200 sq.yds. each.

To continue. Subject to further editing to remove anything illegal/unlawful. सशेष. సశేషం.