Communism, Leninism to attend brother Socialism’s Indian wedding ceremony

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These are names of the sons of a district-level communist chief in Tamil Nadu state, with the youngest set to marry Mamata Banerjee on Sunday.

Even little Marxism won’t miss out when Socialism will get married in southern India this weekend along with his large brothers Communism and Leninism in attendance.

All are the progeny of A Mohan, a district secretary of the Communist Party of India in Tamil Nadu state the place left-wing ideology nonetheless burns purple sizzling.

“My first son was born during the fall of the Soviet Union and everywhere in the news I was reading that this was the end of communism,” Mohan informed AFP information company.

“But there is no end for communism as long as the human race lives on, so I named my first-born Communism,” he mentioned.

His subsequent two sons had been named Leninism – whose five-month-old son Marxism may also attend the nuptials on Sunday – and Socialism, the groom.

Pictures of the invitation to the marriage, embossed with hammer-and-sickle emblems, have gone viral on social media.

Socialism to wed Mamata Banerjee

Socialism’s bride-to-be, in the meantime, is P Mamata Banerjee, named by her grandfather after firebrand chief minister of West Bengal state, who lately defeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing social gathering in state elections.

The incontrovertible fact that this different Banerjee additionally ended a number of many years of communist rule in 2011 in West Bengal to grow to be its chief minister shouldn’t be spoiling the social gathering.

India leaned extra in the direction of the Soviet Union in the course of the Cold War, and names similar to Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Pushkin and even Pravda – the identify of the us’s state newspaper – are usually not remarkable, significantly within the south.

Tamil Nadu’s present chief minister is MK Stalin, named by his father in honour of the Soviet communist dictator simply days earlier than he died in Russia.

Mohan mentioned that there was nothing uncommon about his sons’ names. Some of his comrades gave their youngsters names similar to Moscow, Russia, Vietnam and Czechoslovakia, he mentioned.

But he admitted that his boys, particularly Communism, had been typically teased at college. One hospital refused to admit Communism when he was three years outdated.

“They were scared of the name Communism and initially I faced a lot of troubles. But over time, things smoothed out,” he mentioned.

All three sons, now of their 20s, are fellow members of the native communist social gathering, and Leninism named his son after none aside from German thinker Karl Marx.

“Now I am waiting for a granddaughter from one of my sons, who I will name Cubaism,” Mohan added.


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