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Author Paul, Bappaditya.

Title The First Naxal : an Authorised Biography of Kanu Sanyal
Published New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 -- Beginning from the End; 2 -- Days at the School; 3 -- Drift to Politics; 4 -- Partition, Independence and Matriculation; 5 -- At College: Beginning of a Political Quest; 6 -- Ban on CPI: The Birth of a Rebel; 7 -- Meeting Charu Mazumdar: Destiny's First Glance; 8 -- Off to Village: The Real Beginning; 9 -- Asserting Farmers' Rights: Time for Action; 10 -- Land Reforms: The Differences Within; 11- Sino-India War and the Split in CPI; 12 -- Differences with Charu Mazumdar and the Chathat Experiment; 13 -- Outbreak of Naxalbari Movement
14 -- Off to China and Meeting Mao Tse-tung15 -- Formation and Disintegration of CPI-ML; 16 -- Release from Jail and the Beginning of a New Struggle; 17 -- Revolution versus Terrorism: Nandigram to Lalgarh; 18 -- Private Life; 19 -- Rebel Who Did Not Return Home; Photographs; Glossary; The Life and Times of Kanu Sanyal: A Chronology; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary It seldom happens that the story of an individual becomes so intertwined with the cause she or he stands for that it becomes impossible to separate the one from the other. Kanu Sanyal's is one such rare story: to read it is to relive the history of the Naxalite Movement, which the Indian establishments call the country's biggest internal security threat. This book narrates the making of Kanu Sanyal right from his childhood to the days of the Naxalbari uprising and beyond. It delves deep into Sanyal's evolution as a Communist rebel and throws light o
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Subject Sanyal, Kanu, 1929-2010.
Communist Party of India.
Communism -- India -- History.
Communists -- India -- Biography.
Naxalite movement.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9351501094 (electronic bk.)
9789351501091 (electronic bk.)