Hello, Bastar


The Untold story of Indians Maoist Movement

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Rahul Pandita provides an authoritative account of how a handful of men and women, who believed in the idea of revolution, entered Bastar in central India in 1980 and created a powerful movement that New Delhi now terms as India’s biggest internal securtiy threat. It traces the circumstances due to which the Maoist movement entrenched itself in about ten states of India, carrying out deadly attacks against the Indian establishment in the name of the poor and the marginalised. It offers rare insight into the lives of Maoist guerillas and also of the Adivasi tribals living in the Red zone. Based on extensive on-ground reportage and exhaustive interviews with Maoist leaders including their supreme commander Ganapathi, Kobad Ghandy and others who are jailed or have been killed in police encounters, this book is a combination of firsthand story telling and intrepid analysis.


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