INDIA'S FORGOTTEN WAR – blogging naxalism.

Michael Spacek

0fefef63f3e089721ec9dbe142b4a5301An NGO worker and aspiring writer, Michael holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he researched conflict economies and humanitarian intervention. He is currently working on a doctoral thesis on Naxalism and incomplete post-colonial state formation.

Michael is fortunate to lead a working life that allows him to indulge in his interest in travel, India and non-Western societies. His career has taken him to Delhi as a Communications Officer for the International Co-operative Alliance and Chennai as  Project Associate with the Indian Institute of Technology- Madras.  He has also lived and worked in the UK, Norway, Syria, El Salvador, Malawi and Sri Lanka.

Michael’s fascination with Naxalism grew after a research trip to Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region.  The devastation and suffering in the war zone and Salwa Judum’s re-settlement camps was horrific and deserving of more attention than it receives.

Michael is currently based in his home country of Canada and is a PhD student at Carleton University, Ottawa.

He is available for short term consultancy work and can be reached at:


Written by Michael

April 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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  1. […] this weblog isn’t the only one providing original analysis of India’s primary threat. Michael Spacek has a great new blog titled Naxal War as part of his PhD research at the School of Oriental and […]

  2. […] 5, 2010 · Leave a Comment Got a piece on Guardian website today. Some credit needs to go to Michael Spacek’s excellent recent article on Naxalism, which sums up the general situation beautifully and […]

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