INDIA'S FORGOTTEN WAR – blogging naxalism.

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It’s a bit lazy, but here is some of my most recent thinking on Naxalism. It was published a few weeks back in a really solid up and coming policy mag World Politics Review. It’s behind a firewall, but they offer a trial subscription. Check it out:

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/7948/indias-enduring-naxalite-insurgency

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Written by Michael

March 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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  1. Surely you should have done the decent thing (and followed common practice) by putting out an accessible, working paper version of this somewhere on the internet before publication in a subscription journal. Don’t you want people to read it and discuss it?

    Andrew

    May 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

  2. Sure Andrew, I guess I should have. It was pretty much an overview for the general reader and those who may be completely unfamiliar with the conflict so I didn’t really feel that it merited a shared working draft. In either case, your point is taken.

    Michael

    May 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

  3. India is the only major country of the world facing a fiercest insurgency of such a scale that nearly half of the country has plunged into instability imperiling the security of the remaining half. As a matter of fact, destabilized India poses grave risks to the peace and security of not only the region, the world at large will be exposed to destabilization. The sheer size of the country, its nuclear arsenal and its uncontrolled ambition to reign in the world makes it even a bigger monster than Al Qaeda and other such entities. In the interest of global peace, it is essential to break India into smaller states to thwart the risk of global anarchy and regional wars. The long-standing demand of Jammu and Kashmir for independence, already accepted by the world community should be translated into reality. The states of the Red Corridor may be given autonomy and the Seven Sisters should be accepted as ethnic and cultural entity for statehood. If India gets rid of these warring states, it can progress as a vibrant country, it neighbors will have a measure of safety and security and the world at large will be immune to any disorder which is staring it in the face at the moment. Read more at: http://pksecurity.blogspot.com/2011/09/global-peace-demands-balkanization-of.html

    Ben

    September 24, 2011 at 8:07 am

  4. This site seems to have become India’s forgotten blog.

    For anyone still visiting, the following sensible article may be of interest:

    http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/counterinsurgency-in-india-the-maoists#_edn49

    There is also an uncharacteristicly poor article at http://www.economist.com/node/21541072 which is hardly worth a look.

    Andrew

    December 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

    • Andrew,

      Yeah. You’re absolutely right, of course. I haven’t had the time to update the blog in some time. I’ll be in Chhattisgarh, Andhra and West Bengal for 10 months doing field work from April. I may just archive this blog and start a new one when I’m in the field. Stay tuned.

      Michael

      December 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      • Hope the fieldwork goes well. All the best, A.

        Andrew

        December 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm


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