How Mushahari Found a Place in Maoist Literature

A school building in Mushahari,


Young Indian, 25 February 1971

A sharp tussle is promised between two opposite thoughts and outlooks — the Sarvodaya and the Naxalite — in Mushahari, a Community Development Block in District Muzaffarpur, North Bihar.

Mushahari occupies an important place in the Naxalite strategy to “liberate the countryside and encircle the cities”. Continue reading “How Mushahari Found a Place in Maoist Literature”

Naxalites in Chotanagpur

Naxalite guerrillas in Chotanagpur, Pic courtesy National Herald


Frontier, 13 February 1971

NAXALITES are not a new phenomenon for Chotanagpur. Their presence could be traced to the militant adivasi movement of 1968. It is said that they were the real force behind it and it was they who had formed a popular mass organisation, viz Birsa Seva Dal, to infiltrate into the tribals. Continue reading “Naxalites in Chotanagpur”