Hello Bastar

Hello Bastar

Rahul Pandita

Language: English

Pages: 113

ISBN: 9380658346

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Hello Bastar is the inside story of the current Maoist movement in India











squads of five to seven members each entered the forests. Four squads entered the jungles of North Telangana—one each in Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal. Two of them entered Bastar and one went to Gadchiroli. The Gadchiroli squad was led by a young Dalit, 23-year-old Peddi Shankar. Peddi Shankar's father worked in the Sringareni coal mines where the Naxals had made inroads among the miners. After high school, Shankar had worked as a bus conductor. Throughout this area, the Radical

a base in Bastar. But right now, they were worried about the gnawing hunger in their stomachs. Without food, they would not survive for long—this they knew very well. Even after hours of walking, they would rarely encounter a single human being. In some villages that fell on their way, the Adivasis would be so scared at the sight of them that they would run away and disappear into the jungle. In any case, the Adivasis had barely enough food even for themselves. One of the five remembers watching

womb of the land now referred to as India's Red Corridor lay hidden mineral resources worth thousands of billions of dollars. And this was also the land where India's poorest of the poor lived. And now, it was where perhaps India's bloodiest battle would be fought. The government had sent in its forces. But they had not been able to do much. What could they possibly do? Inside the villages how were they supposed to distinguish between a Maoist and a tribal villager? In a number of cases, they

to the countryside, infiltration of enemy ranks, organising people in key industries, acts of sabotage in coordination with the rural armed struggle, logistical support, etc. The Maoist leadership also lays emphasis on forming cover mass organisations which may not disclose their link with the party. An example it specifies is the case of unorganised workers where the established trade unions have a limited presence and the party has no option but to set up its own trade union organisation. The

revolutionary group of the Indian Communist Party, a Red area of rural revolutionary armed struggle has been established in India. This is a development of tremendous significance for the Indian people's revolutionary struggle.' But back home, Charu Mazumdar's actions irked the CPM leadership. During party meetings he was termed as mentally sick and even accused of being a police agent. Some said he was working at the behest of New Delhi to destabilise the Communist–led United Front government

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