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Binayak Sen and the Prime Minister

In the article “The Trial of Binayak Sen” (EPW, 25 December 2010), Jyoti Punwani justly condemns the arbitrary conviction of Binayak Sen by the sessions court in Chhattisgarh and his unjust incarceration for nearly two years before the trial. However, she goes on to say that the “inter national...

Blind Eye versus Interference

The editorial “Out of the Barrel of a Gun” (EPW, 9 May 2009) appropriately criticises the refusal by the ceremonial president of Nepal to respect the decision of the civilian government led by the U nited Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) [UCPN(M)] to dismiss the Nepal army chief Katawal. However,...

Witch-hunt among Santhals

The well-researched and informative article ‘Witch-hunts, Adivasis, and the Uprising in Chhotanagpur’ by Shashank Sinha (May 12) places the practice of witch-hunt among santhals in the anti-colonial context of 1857. However, it is worth examining the santhal practice in the general context of...

Reflections of an Indian Communist

an Indian Communist A Traveller and the Road: The Journey of an Indian Communist by Mohit Sen; Rupa and Co, New Delhi, 2003; DAYA VARMA Mohit Sen is the editor of Volume 8 of the History (1951-56) of the Communist Party of India (CPI). A Traveller and the Road is a journey of a communist no doubt. Not surprisingly, there are many communists in India today, standing at each twist and turn of Mohit Sen

Opt for Cuban Model of Healthcare

Of all the problems facing India, none needs greater attention than inadequate healthcare and child malnutrition. The article ‘Speeding Up Reduction in Maternal Mortality: Chasing a Mirage’ (January 20, 2007) by Ashish Bose points to the high maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate...

Maoist Movement-I

Letters Maoist Movement I I n his article (July 22, 2006), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] leader Sitaram Yechury makes two important points. One, he lauds the Nepal Maoists for entering “the democratic mainstream” and contrasts this with the approach of Indian Maoists. Two, he...
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