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

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State and the Making of Communist Politics in India, 1947-57

The hold of what the author calls the 'non-hegemonic conquest' model on the thinking of Communist parties in India and on the Communist mind in general did not allow them to see the manoeuvres of the Indian state to subsume society within itself Nor did it allow them to intervene in the day-to day life of the people lived as it was in the inherited institutions and thus to transform their outlook and develop alternative institutions. This has had very wide-ranging results on how left politics has related itself to radical movements.

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