ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Naxalites and Naxalism

Mohit Sen THE Naxalites, or the ultra 'Left' sec- tion of the Communist movement in India,, have now beta operating as a political force in some parts of the country for about three years. As an ideological grouping, of course, the Naxalites are older in years, and their ideology and methodological approach were familiar in the communist movement in India decades ago. It is necessary to examine the achievements of the Naxalites as also their ideology and methodology, Their achievement to date is extremely limited, and bears no comparison to what the united CPI was able to accomplish when it was pursuing a roughly similar line in the immediate post-War and post-Independenoe periods. Whatever may be said in the official sheet of the Cham Mazumdar section of the Naxalites, there exists in India not a single 'liberated

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