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who won this award in 2009, In Kerala too,the party does not inspire much confidence But the biggest worry is the erosion of the Left-dominated national discourse The process began long ago with economic reforms Narendra Modi’s entry caused a paradigm shift To make the Left attractive again is Yechury’s most important task Yechury was always perceived as a leader with a more open mind unlike Prakash Karat who is a great intellectual but doesnot look beyond the Communist Manifesto and Dialectical Materialism The CPM has a natural affinity with the CPC but under Karat’s leadership it did not learn any lesson from either Deng or Jiang Zemin Fewpeople are aware of Zemin’s contribution to the Chinese revival According to his biographer Robert Lawrence Kuhn “Zemin wasnot an ideologue He was an engineer” Zemin believed that “the party was an essential force for unifying and leading thepeople; without it… the country woulddisintegrate into chaos but he also recognised that some of its ideology was no longer applicable” Kuhn writes that Zemin sought to combine communist goals free-market methods and traditional Chinese values in a way that worked in the contemporaryworld If he talked about “material civilisation” he also talked about “spiritual civilisation” In his theory of the Three Represents the second Represent stressed on “advanced culture” which “signals the pride-filledreturn of the glories of thousands of yearsof Chinese civilisation Zemin sought torestore the values and virtues of Chinese civilisation integrating them with Marxism” This was the same communist party that had called Confucius a feudal During Mao’s time the party was for the working class only Others were branded bourgeois and the doors were shut on them Zemin realised that if China had to grow it had to welcome “the most dynamic strata of the society — managers entrepreneurs and privatebusiness owners” When one looks at the CPM and Yechury today one does not feel confident thatthey have Zemin’s depth let aloneDeng’s Because for the CPM talking about Indian culture and values is still retrograde talking about the Vedas and Upanishads is still reflective of a communal mindset Share This Article Related Article For the CPM the mention of religion istraditionalism and revivalism The party still believes that secularism has nothing todo with religion This mindset has to change Religion and Indian culture cannot beleft only to the RSS and BJP The RSS andBJP have a unidimensional understanding of Indian civilisation Secularism in the Indian context has to be redefined It can’t be the discarding of religion It has to understand religion It has to imbibe the good things from India’s past The CPM has to take a lead in this endeavour if it has to reinvent itself if the Left has to further dominate the national discourse and mindspace This is its toughest challenge Also the CPM has to learn from Modi He reinvented himself and made himself attractive He did not commit the mistakeof defining himself by the 2002 riotsand the obscurantist Hindutva ideology? download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 1, reported the Female First.” Infantino told AFP last week,” Lausanne:? It is the behind-the-scenes look at a team preparing to put on a Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. present on the occasion? And word is that youngsters are flocking to camps being organised, Municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta said.