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Author: Manoranjan MOhanty
Pages: 498
Published in: February, 2015
Binding: HB
ISBN: 978-93-80677-69-9

About the Book

This study shows the evolution of the naxalite movement in India from pre-organisational in the first decade of its existenceto the current stage of the CPI (Maoist) as an organised movement that has been described by the former Indian prime Minister as the “greatest internal security threat faced by the country”. This book contains in part one, an in-depth analysis of the peasant uprising in Naxalbari and Srikakulam and assessing it in a theoretical framework of Maoist revolutionary strategy. Part two carries essays that review the course of the movement at various points of time.

This account brings out the strategic differences among the various streams of the naxalite movement and shows how the CPI(Maoist) emerged as the most powerful challenge to the Indian state and its neo-liberal development strategy during the past decade. The author points out that the Maoists have expanded their support base by raising the issues of displacement of adivasis and farmers and violation of civil liberties of adivasis and other common people in the movement areas. He argues that Indian government’s policy to counter the Maoist challenge would continue to fail as long as the state does not address these basic issues and instead relies on liquidating the Maoists and their alleged supporters by deploying securing forces.

This book will be an essential reading for scholars and policy-makers and students of Politics, Sociology and Anthropology and also of interest to the general readers.

Part I
Revolutionary strategy in Maoist outlook : A proposition
Strategy; Environmental : the contingent considerations; Ideology : the universal perspective; organization; Nature of  revolutionary strategy

The environmental of revolt
The agrarian situation in the Naxalbari  area; the naxalbari movement; the agrarian situation in Srikakulam; the srikakulam movement; a comparative note

Ideology of the Indian revolutionaries
people’s war outlook  and the Indian communist movement ; toward revolutionary armed struggle; reformulation of Maoist line;  Maoist view of the Indian environmental; ideology and creativity

Pre-organizational character of the Maoist movement in India
Political co-ordination; CPI(M-L) and Mazumdar’s leadership; Maoist group; efforts toward unity; organizational character

Strategy and performance
strategic aspects of the Indian Maoist’ outlook; armed mass campaigns; armed squad action; in other areas; stalemate and police measures; debates strategy

China, the Bangladesh war and the movement
‘Left’ phase of China’s foreign policy; policy considerations; the Bangladesh Issue; International support and revolutionary creativity

Final notes

Part II

The new stage of the Indian Maoist movement
Revolutionary violence Adivasi awakening and emergence of new politics
The real challenge in Dandakaranya
Dialogue in democracy
Violence, peace and democracy
Challenge of revolutionary violence
Chinese revolution and the Indian communist movement
On Internationalism and revolution: China and the Indian revolutionaries
The Ghinua Santhal thesis on violence
The Naxalite Movement: A thirty years perspective

I.             Spring Thunder over India
II.            Programme  of the CPI(M-l) 1970
III.          Open letter to party comrades
IV.          The national situation, emergency and our task
V.            Policy program of revolutionary people’s committee


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Weight 722 g


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