By Bidyut Chakrabarty
Left radicalism in India used to be rooted within the nationalist circulate and was once set in movement within the Nineteen Twenties with the formation of the communist occasion. The communist circulate manifested itself another way in each one section of India’s political historical past and Communism maintains to stay a significant replacement ideological discourse in India.
This booklet examines left politics in India concentrating on its upward push, consolidation and relative decline within the current century. Left radicalism in India is a unique ideological phenomenon that's articulated in complementary methods: whereas the parliamentary left is still social democratic in personality, its bête noire, the left wing extremists, proceed to uphold the classical Marxist, Leninist and Maoist inspiration of violent revolution. by means of focusing on the character and in addition actions of those types of left radicalism, this ebook is an intensive examine of the phenomenon. the writer analyses the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura and provides numerous case reports of communist routine. He argues that the political strength of the left events is determined by the measure to which they've got outfitted organizational energy, political hegemony and a huge social base via felony and extra-parliamentary struggles.
An in-depth research of socio-economic situations that stay serious in conceptualizing radical extremism, Left Radicalism in India should be of curiosity to these learning Indian Politics, South Asian historical past, improvement experiences and worldwide Politics.
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Left Radicalism in India (Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics) by Bidyut Chakrabarty