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

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Life of Activism


Biplab Chakraborty, who died on 22 October, is not well known outside a radical group in West Bengal. He joined the Naxalite movement as a student activist. He was arrested by the police when he was studying in Class XI and brutally tortured. It is a coincidence that he died in the 50th anniversary year of the Naxalbari uprising.

Chakraborty completed his graduation after being released from prison. His penchant for knowledge, particularly in Marxism and social movements, was exemplary. In recent years, he continuously engaged with new literature on agrarian crisis, and dominance and intricacies of finance capital, both at the national and global levels. He did not write articles. But, conversations with him would convince one about the seriousness of his quest.

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Updated On : 27th Oct, 2017
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