Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745332826 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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The Maoists in India: Tribals Under Siege

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

The Maoists in India: Tribals Under Siege

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Distributed for Pluto Press

216 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745332826 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332833 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Maoists in India delves deep into one of the most intractable but under-reported insurgencies in the developing world – the decades long battle between the Indian state and Maoist groups who control significant parts of tribal India.

Nirmalangshu Mukherji explains the devastating impact on India's tribal population of neoliberalism and 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.

The Maoists in India goes beyond analysing the Maoist insurgency purely in terms of security considerations. It examines the idea of armed struggle in the context of a well-established parliamentary democracy and focusses on the Maoists' own political philosophy, looking critically at whether their strategy can help to deliver social justice and liberation for India's poor.

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
Index

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