Kevin Anderson, University of Chicago Press, £14.50
Marxist scholar Kevin Anderson has undertaken an exhaustive reading of some of Marx's lesser-known writings. He explores how Marx developed and changed his ideas about societies that, in the 19th century, were still peripheral to capitalism.
Marx's writings on India have attracted accusations of "Eurocentrism". Certainly his earliest journalism, in 1853, is open to the charge of treating British rule as beneficial in its overall effects by undermining a stagnant and unchanging India that lacked a history of popular struggle.