Return of the south

Print edition : January 24, 2014

The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South, By Vijay Prashad, LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2013, Pages: 300, Price: Rs.600.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indonesian President Sukarno driving through the streets of Bandung in April 1955. The global financial crisis has opened a possibility of a rebirth of the Bandung spirit among southern nations. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The book is among the few that actually attempt to tell the story of neoliberalism from the perspective of those who struggle against it, both at the ground level and at the level of national liberation leaders trying to push against the tide.
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