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Communism in India: Events, Processes and Ideologies

Bidyut Chakrabarty


Communism in India is a contextual study of the phenomenon of development of left politics in India since India’s independence in 1947, which was articulated in two diametrically opposite ways despite both avenues having their ideological roots in classical Marxism and its contemporary variants. On the one hand, by subscribing to a social-democratic vision, the parliamentary left found the prevalent democratic institutions of governance useful to create conditions for the fulfillment of the Marxist–Leninist goal of establishing a classless society. On the other hand, ultra-left-wing extremism ... More

Keywords: communism, Marxism–Leninism, Maoism, human exploitation, coalition, parliamentary democracy, left-wing extremism, Special Economic Zone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199974894
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974894.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bidyut Chakrabarty, author
Delhi University