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Indian Oil A Soviet Analysis

Indian Oil: A Soviet Analysis Stephen Clarkson India: Independence and Oil by Y Yershov; Progress Publishers. Moscow, 1965; pp 181. OF THE MANY Soviet books written on India since 1955 when the Kremlin adopted a friendlier attitude towards Nehru's Republic, several have now appeared in English translation for wider consumption in the country that is the object of their analysis1. Among these, Y Yershov's "India: Independence and Oil" is by far the most effective, as it is limited in scope to the one aspect of the Indian economy, oil, to which the Marxist-Leninist "line" applies most cogently. For, in itself. Yershov's thesis is familiar to anyone versed in post-Stalinist analysis of imperialist activity in India.

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