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Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Srila Roy


Remembering Revolution explores the gendered politics of leftwing cultures and practices of violence. It is a study of women’s role and involvement in the late 1960s radical left Naxalbari movement of West Bengal, the origin of India’s Maoist revolution. At a time when the face of international terrorism is increasingly female, this book raises new and pressing questions about women’s participation in cultures of violence through the memories of urban, middle-class women activists. One of the first major studies of the gender and sexual politics of Naxalbari, the book draws on a u ... More

Keywords: Women, Sexuality, Memory, Trauma, Political violence, Sexual violence, Subjectivity, Indian Maoism, Naxalbari, West Bengal/India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198081722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Srila Roy, author
University of Nottingham