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Chaff on Communist Movement

Myself and the Communist Party of India, 1920-1929 by Muzaffar Ahmed; National Book Agency, Calcutta 12; pp 527; Rs 20.
EVEN alter splitting a number of times, the Communist movement in India remains an important factor in the political life of the country. During the last three years, Communists have participated in, or even led, State governments. Within Parliament and the State legislatures they command attention; and outside the legislatures too, in the trade unions and other mass organisations, they are a force to be reckoned with. Naturally, the need for an objective history of the Communist movement in India has been felt for some time, but the task has not been attempted yet by Indian scholars. The only existing publication that partially fills the bill is the work of two American research workers, Overstreet and Windmiller, entitled "Communism in India'.

Naxalites, the New Left

J Mohan THE Naxalite movement in India is a price of the delayed agrarian revolution. There are, of course, many other factors that have given rise to the phenomenon. But the movement would never have spread so rapidly and received so much attention if it had not become suddenly so relevant in the context of the .sharp social tensions developing in the countryside.

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