ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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West Bengal's Next Quinquennium, and the Future of the Indian Left

In the aftermath of the defeat of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in West Bengal, the popular mood hovers between hope and fear about the new Trinamool Congress-led government. The new government will not live up to the aspirations for poribarton (change), for it is closely bound to the neo-liberal order. As far as the CPI(M) is concerned, Singur and Nandigram were the last straw on the camel's back that provided the trigger for the popular explosion of anger and frustration that had been gathering steam over the years. What does all this mean for the future of the party and the Indian Left?

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