The Maoists in India delves deep into the decades long battle between the Indian state and Maoist groups - one of the most intractable insurgencies in the developing world.
Nirmalangshu Mukherji uncovers the devastating impact of neoliberalism on India's tribal population, armed aggression by the State, as well as the impact of the armed struggle by the Maoists. Unlike most accounts, Mukherji takes an honest and unflinching look at each of the Maoists' interventions and critically examines the ideology and programme proposed by their theoreticians and prominent intellectual sympathisers.
By focussing on the Maoists' political philosophy, the extent of their democracy, as well as the roles of intellectuals, Mukherji reaches conclusions about whether their strategy can help to deliver social justice and liberation for India's poor.
Nirmalangshu Mukherji is Professor of Philosophy at Delhi University. His publications include December 13: Terror over Democracy (2005).
Abbreviations Glossary of Local Terms Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Dark Clouds over Dandakaranya 2. Fragile Democracy 3. Role of Intellectuals 4. Arms over People 5. Forms of Resistance 6. Quest for Peace Appendix I: Interview with Ganapathy Appendix II: Sanhati Statement on Operation Green Hunt Notes References Index