Author: P V Ramana
Translator(s)/ Edito: P V Ramana
Publisher: Pearson Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8131704068
What would be the parameters of comprehensive and viable strategy to deal with the persisting and geographically spreading Naxalite violence?
Should there be a common political approach at the national level or should it be left to the political leadership of the affected states?
What are the characteristics of a successful political, economic and social approach?
How does one deal with the external aspect of this problem?
For collective introspection over these questions, and to try to find some solution, the Observer Research foundation organized, in January 2005, a two-day workshop under the auspices of its Chennai chapter. This workshop was coordinated by Dr P V Ramana, an acknowledged expert on the issue of Naxalite violence.
The papers in this book examine the social and economic causes of the Naxalite movement, the political bases of the Naxalites, their external links, and the viability of a political approach to resolve the Naxalite problem. There is also an insightful discussion on the Maoist people’s war in Nepal.
For the uninitiated, this book is educative; for policy-makers, it offers useful suggestion; to journalists and academia, it introduces several new facets of this issue.
Foreword by B Raman
The Naxal Movement: A Realistic Approach
The Trajectory of the Movement
Roots and Causes: The Case of Jharkhand
Roots and Causes: The Case of Dandakaranya
A Political Approach to the Naxalite Problem:
Viability and Prerequisites for Success
M. Shashidhar Reddy
Political Bases and dimensions of the Naxalite Movement
Sanjay K. Jha
Approaches to the Naxalite Movement
V. K. Padmanabhan
Revolutionary and Counter-Revolutionary
Strategies o the Naxalites and the State
K. Srinivas Reddy
The Naxalite movement: Impact of External Networking
The Maoist web: An overview
Maoist insurgency in Nepal; An Overview
1. Press Statement Announcing the
Founding of the CPI (Maoist)
2. The first-ever Joint Interview of the
General Secretaries of the Erstwhile
CPI (ML) [PW] and (MCCI)
3. Organizational Hierarchy:
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
4. Current Trends in Naxalism
Naxal-affected States and Districts in India
About the Editor and the Contributors