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  • Understanding India’s Maoists

    Understanding India’s Maoists
    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-801-9
    Price: ₹. 1295/- Purchase Download E-copy

    About the Book

    The proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maoists in short, also known in India as Naxalites, is the most lethal and largest of all such groups. Its ultimate aim is to capture/seize political/state power through protracted people’s war (PPW), on the lines propounded by Mao Tse Tung.

    This volume is a modest attempt to understand the thought process of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). In this wake, some of the more important documents of the Maoists have been edited and compiled in this volume. These have been classified under various heads viz. Organisational Aspects; Interviews; Unity Congress; Central Committee/Polit Bureau Circulars/Statements; Synchronised/Large Scale Attacks; and Statements on other Organisations.

    About the Author

    P.V. Ramana is a Research Fellow at IDSA. He is the editor of a book entitled The Naxal Challenge (2008). His IDSA Occasional Paper No. 20 entitled Measures to Deal with Left-Wing Extremism/Naxalism was published in 2011.

    He has written extensively on the Naxalite-Maoist movement in India. His writings have been published in Defense and Security Analysis, Routledge, London (December 2006) and in the authoritative Jane's Intelligence Review, London (June 2008).

    He was a visiting Fellow at International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo, Norway, and Department of History, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

    He was consulted by the All India Congress Committee (AICC)-appointed Task Force on Naxalite Violence, in 2005, in the preparation of its report.

    He has lectured at SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad, Army War College, Mhow, Internal Security Academy, Mount Abu, ITBP Academy, Mussoorie, and Border Security Force Academy, Tekanpur.

    He has contributed articles in English and vernacular newspapers in India and appears frequently on various television channels



    India’s Maoists: Profile and Thought Process


    Section I: Organisational Aspects

    Constitution of the CPI (Maoist)
    Strategy and Tactics
    Urban Movement
    People’s Government

    Section II: Interviews with Top-Leadership

    Interview with Ganapathy, General Secretary, CPI (Maoist) - I
    Interview with Ganapathy, General Secretary, CPI (Maoist) - II
    Interview with Azad, Spokesperson, Central Committee, CPI (Maoist) - I
    Interview with Azad, Spokesperson, Central Committee, CPI (Maoist) - II
    Interview with Kishenji, Politburo Member, CPI (Maoist)

    Section III: Unity Congress/9th Congress

    Press Release
    Call of the Unity Congress
    Resolution on Conflicts across the Globe
    Resolution on Death Sentence
    Resolution on Farmers’ Suicides
    Resolution on Khairlanji Dalit Massacre
    Resolution on Hindu Fascism
    Resolution on Political Prisoners
    Resolution on Secessionist/Insurgent Movements

    Section IV: Central Committee/Politburo Circulars/Statements

    Basaguda Exchange of Fire
    Agenda, Post-2009 Elections
    Assessment of Political Conditions
    Statement on the Expulsion of Lanka Papi Reddy

    Section V: Synchronised/Large-Scale Attacks

    Koraput Armoury Raid
    Giridih Home Guards Armoury Raid
    Jehanabad Jail Break
    Nayagarh Armoury Raid
    Balimela Attack

    Section VI: Statements on other Organisations


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