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The Resource Left radicalism in India, Bidyut Chakrabarty

Left radicalism in India, Bidyut Chakrabarty

Label
Left radicalism in India
Title
Left radicalism in India
Statement of responsibility
Bidyut Chakrabarty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India's political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative ideological discourse in India. This book examines left politics in India focusing on its rise, consolidation and relative decline in the present century. Left radicalism in India is a distinct ideological phenomenon which is articulated in two complementary ways: while the parliamentary left remains social democratic in character, its bête noire, the left wing extremists, continue to uphold the classical Marxist, Leninist and Maoist notion of violent revolution. By concentrating on the nature and also activities of these two versions of left radicalism, this book is a thorough study of the phenomenon. The author analyses the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura and presents a variety of case studies of communist movements. He argues that the political power of the left parties depends on the degree to which they have built organizational strength, political hegemony and a broad social base through legal and extra-parliamentary struggles. An in-depth study of socio-economic circumstances that remain critical in conceptualizing radical extremism, Left Radicalism in India will be of interest to those studying Indian Politics, South Asian History, Development Studies and Global Politics"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chakrabarty, Bidyut
Dewey number
324.254/075
Index
index present
LC call number
HX393.5
LC item number
.C34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in South Asian politics
Series volume
82
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communism
  • Communist parties
  • India
  • HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • Communism
  • Communist parties
  • Political science
  • India
Label
Left radicalism in India, Bidyut Chakrabarty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene: consolidation of left radicalism in India -- Parliamentary left in India: articulating social democracy as a universal theoretical design -- Left-wing extremism in India: an indigenous endeavour at ideological innovation (?)
Control code
868209603
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780415810326
Lccn
2013049588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)868209603
Label
Left radicalism in India, Bidyut Chakrabarty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene: consolidation of left radicalism in India -- Parliamentary left in India: articulating social democracy as a universal theoretical design -- Left-wing extremism in India: an indigenous endeavour at ideological innovation (?)
Control code
868209603
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780415810326
Lccn
2013049588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)868209603

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