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Humaneness and contradictions: India’s Maoist-inspired Naxalites

Shah, Alpa (2017) Humaneness and contradictions: India’s Maoist-inspired Naxalites. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (21). ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

Based on long-term ethnographic field research in the Adivasi-dominated forests of eastern India, this article explores how and why the Naxalites have persisted in the subcontinent and the challenges that beset revolutionary mobilisation. The focus is on how communist ideology for a casteless and classless society translated into the humaneness of revolutionary subjectivity, creating relations of intimacy between the guerrilla armies and the people in its strongholds. Crucially, also analysed are a series of contradictions that constantly undermine revolutionary mobilisation, tearing the Naxalites apart and destroying them from within.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.epw.in/
Additional Information: © 2017 Economic and Political Weekly
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 01:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79703

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