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Madhya Pradesh: Socio-economic Base of Political Dynamics

MADHYA PRADESH Socio-economic Base of Political Dynamics RAHUL BANERJEE The authors of the set of studies on Madhya Pradesh (November 26, 2005) have to be commended for their varied and detailed analyses of the prevailing situation in the state. However, as the compiler of the studies has admitted, given the vastness and diversity of the state there remained some gaps. I would like to dwell here on one such crucial gap in the study on the political dynamics of Madhya Pradesh by Shaibal Gupta (SG). He has totally ignored the peasant mobilisations by the Socialist Party and its various later editions and the mobilisation of the industrial proletariat by the Communist Party of India in the early post independence years and also the mass mobilisations by non-party political organisations in the final two decades of the last century. This is primarily because SG has done a desk study of published literature on the history of political mobilisations in Madhya Pradesh and sadly there is a total lack of scholarly studies on the mobilisations of the socialists and communists. Apart from Amita Baviskar

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