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Revolution in India: A History with Deep Roots

Posted by n3wday on September 15, 2010

This article was published in the Hindustan Times.

History of Naxalism

Hindustan Times, PTI
January 01, 0001

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.

1964


CPM splits from united CPI and decides to participate in elections, postponing armed struggle over revolutionary policies to a day when revolutionary situation prevailed in the country.

1965-66

Communist leader Charu Majumdar wrote various articles based on Marx-Lenin-Mao thought during the period, which later came to be known as ‘Historic Eight Documents’ and formed the basis of naxalite movement.

· First civil liberties organisation was formed with Telugu poet Sri Sri as president following mass arrests of communists during Indo-China war. Read the rest of this entry »

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