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A Timeline of Maoist Revolution in India

Posted by Mike E on April 4, 2009

naxalite_map_india1Our site would like to carry historical pieces on the development of the revolutions in India and Nepal. If you have suggestions please forward them to us. This piece is from the newspaper Hindustan Times, and naturally relects the outlook of that newspaper. However the detail here gives some sense of the sweep and arc of Indian revolutionary activities. Feel free to post corrections and comments. Thanks to Naxal Revolution for making this available.

History of Naxalism according to HT

(First published May 29, 2007)

Telangana Struggle: By July 1948, 2,500 villages in the south were organised into ‘communes’ as part of a peasant movement which came to be known as Telangana Struggle. Simultaneously the famous Andhra Thesis for the first time demanded that ‘Indian revolution’ follow the Chinese path of protracted people’s war. In June 1948, a leftist ideological document ‘Andhra Letter’ laid down a revolutionary strategy based on Mao Tsetung’s New Democracy.

Communist Party Marxist (CPM) splits from united Communist Party of India (CPI) and decides to participate in elections, postponing armed struggle over revolutionary policies to a day when revolutionary situation prevailed in the country.

Communist leader Charu Majumdar wrote various articles based on Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought during the period, which later came to be known as ‘Historic Eight Documents’ and formed the basis of naxalite movement.
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Red Star Interview: Drafting a ‘Pro-People’ Constitution

Posted by irisbright on April 4, 2009

This article is from The Red Star (Vol-2, No-6, March. 16 – 31, 2009).  It is posted at Banned Thought.

Interview: We are making our best efforts to draft pro-people constitution

by Prakash

How are you evaluating the political situation after the recent agreement with Tharu Community?

Tharu movement has raised the issue of its identity and rights including the rights and identity of other nationalities and communities in the Terai of Nepal. we have taken it as a positive demands even before the agreement. This movement was the result of the mistake to define 22 districts of Terai as ‘Madhesh’. It was the result of unawareness of the political parties when building interim constitution.

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