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Maoism in India

Reincarnation of Ultra-Left Wing Extremism in the Twenty-First Century

By Bidyut Chakrabarty, Rajat Kumar Kujur

Routledge – 2010 – 250 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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Description

The rise of Maoism as one of the organized political movement in India is the outcome of a historical situation. Both colonialism and the failure of the Indian state to implement land reforms more stringently in the aftermath of independence resulted in terrible sufferings of the marginalized, land- dependent, sections of society.

Through historical analysis, this book assesses the ideological articulation of the contemporary ultra-left movement in India, including Maoism which is expanding gradually in India. The author provides answers to the following issues: Is Maoism reflective of the growing disenchantment of the people in the affected areas with the state? Is it a comment on ‘the distorted development planning’ pursued by the Indian state? Is this an outcome of the processes of ‘deepening of democracy’ in India? Using Orissa as a case study, the book raises questions on India’s development strategy. The author argues that Maoism provides critical inputs for an alternative paradigm for development, relevant for ‘transitional societies’ and that it is a still a powerful ideology for the poorer parts of the world although its ideological appeal has declined internationally.

Contents

1. Maoism, Governance and Red Corridor 2. Genesis of Maoism in India 3. Maoism: the Roadmap for Future India 4. Growth and Consolidation of Maoism in Orissa 5. Maoism in Orissa: Socio-Economic Indicators 6. The Maoist Organization and state response 7. Maoism: articulation of an ideology and its future 8. Conclusion

Author Bio

Bidyut Chakrabarty is Professor in Political Science at the University of Delhi, India.

Rajat Kumar Kujur is Lecturer in Political Science at G.M. College, Sambalpur, Orissa, India.

Name: Maoism in India: Reincarnation of Ultra-Left Wing Extremism in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Bidyut Chakrabarty, Rajat Kumar Kujur. The rise of Maoism as one of the organized political movement in India is the outcome of a historical situation. Both colonialism and the failure of the Indian state to implement land reforms more stringently in the aftermath of independence resulted in...
Categories: India (studies of), Asian Politics, South Asian Studies, Protest Movements, South Asian Politics, Marxism & Communism