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Nightmarch
among India's revolutionary guerrillas
VerfasserIn: Shah, Alpa
Verfasserangabe: Alpa Shah
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: London, Hurst
Mediengruppe: Buch
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In one of the world's most intractable and under-reported rebellions, the Naxalites have been engaged in a decades-long battle with the Indian state. Presented in the media as a deadly terrorist group, the movement is made up of Marxist ideologues and lower-caste and tribal combatants who seek to overthrow a system that has abused them. In 2010, anthropologist Alpa Shah embarked on a seven-night trek with some of these communist guerrillas, walking 250 kilometres through the dense, hilly forests of eastern India. Speaking to leaders and living for years with villagers in guerrilla strongholds, Shah seeks to understand how and why some of India's poor have shunned the world's largest democracy and taken up arms to fight for a fairer society--and asks whether they might be undermining their own aims. Nightmarch is a compelling reflection on dispossession and conflict at the heart of contemporary India.
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¿A beautifully written ethnography without social science jargon, it takes us into the villages, homes, fields, and forests of the adivasis (indigenous people) of eastern India and the Maoists who work among them. It offers an intimate knowledge of the lifeways of the adivasis and the revolutionaries, their motivation, their world, and their challenges. This is particularly valuable as the adivasis have faced and continue to face increasing assault from the modernizing and neoliberal policies of the state while the Maoists, seen as the greatest internal threat to the security of India, are the target of extraordinary counter-insurgency measures in which human rights are dispensed with. An indispensable book for anyone trying to understand current affairs in India.`
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VerfasserIn: Shah, Alpa
VerfasserInnenangabe: Alpa Shah
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: London, Hurst
Systematik: GW.TS, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-1-8490-4990-0
2. ISBN: 1-8490-4990-4
Beschreibung: 1. Auflage, XXI, 320 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karte
Sprache: Englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch