NOAM CHOMSKT is Professor at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
J^ RAM is Research scholar in History^ Jawaharlal Nehru University, working at Madras, and Vice-President, Students Federation of India.
KARTAR SINGH SAWWAN is at the Department of English, Shivaji College, Delhi University, Delhi.
P SUNDARATTA is the General Secretary, Communist Party of India (MARXIST).
FROM THE EDITOR
The article, ^Telangana People's Armed Struggle, I946'I95l9\ which will be continued in three parts in subsequent issues of the Social Scientist, is based on P Sundarayya^s 59S-page book, Telangana People's Struggle and its Lessons, published in December 1972 by th? Communist Party of India (Marxist), 49 Lake Place Calcutta, 29. The study is by one who ^had the opportunity to be closely associated with the development of the communist movement in the Andhra and Telangana areas from its very inception, and had been closely associated with the Telangana struggle at its various stages, and also in fighting back the Congress and landlord zoolum let loose to completely liquidate all the gains of Telangana during the last two decades after the withdrawal of armed struggle" (p 5). For the scope and aim of this study, as well as the nature of the sources used, see notes at the end of part one of the article,
Professor J^foam Chomsky9 s article ^Scholarship and Ideology: American Historians as *Experts in Legitimation999 has substantial validity to a discussion on the role of intellectuals in India. The contribution from Chomsky is particularly welcome as it comes from an intellectual who has been taking a firm position against U S imperialist's atrocities and war crimes in Vietnam, and an open commitment in favour of the national liberation movements.