These are the names of the sons of a communist leader at the district level in Tamil Nadu state, the youngest to marry Mamata Banerjee on Sunday.
Even little Marxism will not be missing when socialism marries in southern India this weekend with its big brothers Communism and Leninism in attendance.
All are descendants of A Mohan, a district secretary of the Communist Party of India in the state of Tamil Nadu where leftist ideology still burns red.
“My first son was born during the fall of the Soviet Union and all over the news I read that it was the end of communism,” Mohan told AFP news agency.
“But there is no end to communism as long as the human race lives, so I named my firstborn communism,” he said.
His next two sons were named Leninism – whose five-month-old son Marxism will also attend the Sunday wedding – and Socialism, the groom.
Images of the wedding invitation, embossed with hammer and sickle emblems, have gone viral on social media.
The couple are getting married Sunday in Salem, Tamil Nadu.
Groom’s name is Socialism.
He has two brothers, Leninism and Communism.
Their father, A Mohan is the district secretary of the Indian Communist Party.
The bride’s name is Mamta Banerjee.
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Socialism to marry Mamata Banerjee
The future socialist bride, meanwhile, is P Mamata Banerjee, named by her grandfather in honor of the chief minister of the state of West Bengal, who recently defeated the right-wing party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. in state elections.
The fact that this other Banerjee also ended decades of Communist rule in 2011 in West Bengal to become its prime minister doesn’t spoil the party.
India turned more to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and names like Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Pushkin and even Pravda – the name of the USSR state newspaper – are not unknown, especially in the south.
The current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is Deputy Stalin, named by his father in honor of the Soviet Communist dictator a few days before his death in Russia.
Mohan said there was nothing unusual about the names of his sons. Some of his comrades gave their children names such as Moscow, Russia, Vietnam and Czechoslovakia, he said.
But he admitted that his boys, especially Communism, were sometimes teased in school. A hospital refused to admit communism when he was three years old.
“They were afraid of the name communism and at the beginning I had a lot of problems. But over time, things calmed down, ”he said.
The three sons, now in their twenties, are members of the local Communist Party, and Leninism named his son after none other than the German philosopher Karl Marx.
“Now I am expecting a granddaughter of one of my sons, whom I will call Cubaism,” Mohan added.