A collection of documents compiled by Sudhi Pradhan, which together outline the development of the Marxist Cultural Movement in India from early 1930s to the late 1940s. The majority of the documents published in this book are from Pradham's private collection and were originally published in bulletins from the All India Centre of the Progressive Writers' Association and the Indian People's Theatre Association and in a weekly report from the undivided Communist Party of India.
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On the Progressive Writers' Movement, 1939 - M.R. ANAND

The Youth Cultural Institute, 1953 - A. MUKHERJEE

The Y.C. Programme, 1941

Reminiscences, 1940 - Sajjad ZAHEER

Towards Progressive Literature, 1936

A Note on the Progressive Writers' Association, 1936

The Nature and Purpose of Literature - PREMCHAND

The Indian Renaissance at the parting of way - R.S. FIRAQ

Progressive View of Art - Ahmed ALI

Intellectual and Cultural Reaction - MAMUDUZZAFAR

Tendencies in Contemporary Bengali Literature - S. GOSWAMI

Constitution and a Part of the Manifesto

More on the Youth Cultural Movement, 1969-70

Bengal Progressive Writers Getting Together from Weekly P.W., 1942 - Hiren MUKHERJEE

Bengal Writers and Artists,1942

Singing They Go in to Battle, 1943

The Fourth All India Progressive Writers' Conference, 1942

The First Bulletin of Indian People's Theatre, 1943

The First All India Conference of IPTA

The Draft Resolution of the IPTA

All India Committee of the IPTA

Speech by Prof. Hiren Mukherjee


Bombay Reports

Mysore and U.P. reports

Bengal Reports

Malabar Reports

Panjab Reports


Drama Goes to War - Edgar SNOW, Anna Louise STRONG

Re-organisation of the Bengal Committee IPTA, 1943

US- A People's Symposium, 1943 - Hiren MUKHERJEE

On Progressive Criticism

People's Art - Monoranjan BHATTACHARYA

Notes on Progressive Writing in Bengal - Bishnu DEY

The Theatre and the People, 1943 - S.K. ACHARYYA

A Report on Gujarati - Jaswant THAKORE

The Constitution of the IPTA

Annual Report of the IPTA

General Secretary's Report - Anil D'SILVA

Central Cultural troupe

'Children of the Earth' (film)

Bengal Report

Bombay Report

Dehli Report

Andhra Report

Mangalor Report

Agra and Kanpur Reports


Financial Statement

Activities from October '45 to August '46- Bombay

Dehli Report

Agra Report

Dehli, Calcutta and New groups

Film and Central Troupe

Crisis in Bengal IPTA, 1946

Second Bulletin of P.W.A., 1946

Second Bulletin of P.W.A. (1943-1947)

Bengal Progressive Writers' Association

Andhra P.W.A.

Bombay P.W.A.

Progressive Writings in Gujarati Language

Urdu Section of Bombay

Hindi section of the U.P. P.W.A.

Behar P.W.A.

Karnatak P.W.A.

The Panjab P.W.A.

Hyderabad P.W.A.

Statement on Communal Disturbances, 1946

Hallet Circular, 1936

Cultural Crusade (Andhra PWA), 1943

Manifesto (the 4th Conf. P.W.A.), 1943

Carrying Foward Our Rich Heritage (CPI Conf)

Andhra Squad

Bombay Squad

Kerala Squad

Bengal Squad

Bengal Anti-Fascist Writers and Artists, 1944

Behar Progressive Writers' Conference

Central India Writers' Conference

All Kerala P.W.A.

Two Souvenirs of the Ballet Squad, 1945-46

Impact on Udayshankar and Saigal

Marxist Cultural Movement in India: Chronicles and Documents (1936-47)
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Marxist Cultural Movement in India: Chronicles and Documents (1936-47)