This is the second enlarged edition of the pamphlet first published in October 2003. It seeks to address the question faced by all who wish to study Marxism: where to begin. It is meant to be only a general introduction, above all an aid to the reader’s self-study. A brief bibliographical note has been appended for this purpose. A few important terms not explained in the main text have been covered in the Supplementary Notes.
Suggestions and critical comments are invited from all readers.