The Maoists in India

The Maoists in India : Tribals Under Siege

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The Maoists in India delves deep into the decades long battle between the Indian state and Maoist groups - one of the most intractable insurgencies in the developing world.Nirmalangshu Mukherji uncovers the devastating impact of neoliberalism on India's tribal population, armed aggression by the State, as well as the impact of the armed struggle by the Maoists. Unlike most accounts, Mukherji takes an honest and unflinching look at each of the Maoists' interventions and critically examines the ideology and programme proposed by their theoreticians and prominent intellectual sympathisers.By focussing on the Maoists' political philosophy, the extent of their democracy, as well as the roles of intellectuals, Mukherji reaches conclusions about whether their strategy can help to deliver social justice and liberation for India's poor.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 134.62 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074533282X
  • 9780745332826
  • 1,388,741

About Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Nirmalangshu Mukherji is Professor of Philosophy at Delhi University. His publications include December 13: Terror over Democracy (2005).show more

Review quote

'Intensely debates the writings of Maoist ideologues and sympathisers, on issues relating to the Maoist movement in India's tribal regions' -- Anuradha M. Chenoy, Professor in the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, co-author of Maoist And Other Armed Conflicts (2010). 'Nirmalangshu Mukherji is a careful, judicious scholar, and his inquiry into these intricate and often shattering issues is sensitive and persuasive' -- Noam Chomskyshow more

Table of contents

Abbreviations Glossary of Local Terms Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Dark Clouds over Dandakaranya 2. Fragile Democracy 3. Role of Intellectuals 4. Arms over People 5. Forms of Resistance 6. Quest for Peace Appendix I: Interview with Ganapathy Appendix II: Sanhati Statement on Operation Green Hunt Notes References Indexshow more

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