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

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Study of Social Conflicts-Case of Naxalbari Peasant Movement

Case of Naxalbari Peasant Movement Partha Mukherji Social conflicts especially in third world countries provide a context in which the articulation of the structural features of the system acquire greater prominence. Moreover social conflicts because they result in the surfacing of latencies which normally do not show up and may be missed out in any analysis of structure and change. This article sets out a series of hypotheses based on a theoretical orientation which sees social mobilisation aimed at changes within the system as quasi movements and those that are explicitly transformatory as revolutionary movements. The author tests these hypotheses with an examination of the Naxalbari peasant movement.

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