ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Ashok kumar MukhopadhyaySubscribe to Ashok kumar Mukhopadhyay

Through the Eyes of the Police

The Calcutta Police Gazette, a unique tool of internal communication circulated among police personnel during the 1970s, helps us understand the measures taken by the police to suppress the Naxalite movement in Calcutta. It provides the historian of the Naxalite movement with invaluable information about the everyday tactics that the police adopted at the ground level to face the enemy. It also lends another dimension to the history of this movement by offering an alternative version from the viewpoint of its antagonist.
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