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Revisiting Swami Sahajanand

A response to “Peasants and Their Interlocutors: Swami Sahajanand, Walter Hauser and the Kisan Sabha” (EPW, 16 May 2020) by Manish Thakur and Nabanipa Bhattacharjee argues for a more nuanced understanding of agrarian class relations by incorporating the significance of caste, without underestimating the significance of the struggles of the Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha against zamindari oppression. A need for a degree of moderation in judging the transformative impact of Sahajanand and the BPKS is thereby highlighted.

Tebhaga–Telangana to Naxalbari–CPI(ML)

Even as the Naxalbari uprising was quickly crushed, the revolutionary communists painstakingly spread the movement and founded the All India Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries and the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist). Naxalbari differed from the Telangana uprising, which did not spread to other provinces and left no immediate trail after the setback mainly because no all-India party was built for the purpose. The movement–party dialectic is explored to better understand the radical communist movement in India.
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