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The Naxalites and their Ideology

Rabindra Ray


The Naxalite beginnings are by now history, and not a little nostalgia tinges the memory of these dreaded events. The leaders, the organizers, the spine, and the continuity of the movement are the revolutionary intellectuals. The Naxalite movement is not principally a rural, agrarian problem as the doctrine of the Naxalites argues, but is a problem of the leading edge of the urban intelligentsia. Though the Naxalites take their name from the incident at Naxalbari in 1967, the defining attributes of the Naxalite view of revolution emerged only later. From the beginning, it was not the labouring ... More

Keywords: India, Naxalite movement, ideology, revolution, communism, Bengal, terrorism, urban intelligentsia, Charu Mazumdar, Communist Party of India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rabindra Ray, author
Department of Sociology, University of Delhi