Maoism  -  A Critique from the Left

Maoism - A Critique from the Left

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Author: Prasenjit Bose
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Prasenjit Bose
Publisher: LeftWord
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 119
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788187496618


What are its roots, and who are the forces waging a war in its name?
The Indian Prime Minister characterizes them as our gravest internal security threat. The Maoists, on the other hand, claim they are the only revolutionary force in India today.

The debate in India seems polarized between the hard line advocates of a military response to leftwing extremism on the one hand, and those who sympathize with the Maoists on the other. There in need, however, to look at the roots and origins of left sectarianism and critique it from a Marxist standpoint.

In articulating a Left critique of ‘Maoism’, this book adds a crucial dimension to the ongoing debate in India.


PRASENJIT BOSE is convenor of the Research Unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

P.M.S. Grewal is Secretary of the Delhi State Committee, and member of the Central Committee of the Committee Party of India (Marxist)

NILOTPAL BASU is member of the Central Secretarial of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

VIJAY PRASHAD is George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is the author of eleven books, including four for Left Word Book.


Introduction by Prasenjit Bose
Indian Maoists: Flawed Strategy and Perverted Praxis by P.M. S. Grewal
The Tragedy of ‘Maoism’ by Nilotpal Basu
The Antinomies of ‘Maoism’ by Vijay Prashad
Ideological Debate Summed Up