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Emergency 2.0
30 August, 2018, Jayati Ghosh
Given the background of failure of the ruling party to fulfil any of its important electoral promises, the recent arrests of lawyers, scholars and human right activists represent the desperate measures by the ruling party to stifle, suppress, and divert all voices of criticism, opposition and dissent.
The Problem with the Indian Left
27 December, 2017, Prabhat Patnaik
The current problem with the Indian Left, and in this term I include all sections of the Left, from the so-called "parliamentary Left" to the so-called "revolutionary Left", is in my view, its lack of appreciation of the dialectics between "reform" and "revolution".
The Choice before the Maoists
09 July, 2010, Prabhat Patnaik
The course of development of the Maoist movement indicates that conceptually they are privileging identity politics over class politics. While class politics can have room for reckoning with identity, there is no route from identity politics to class politics. Therefore, for the Maoist movement to merge into class politics it must negate itself as identity politics.
Continuing Conflict in Nepal
11 July, 2003, Jayati Ghosh
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a per capita income of about $210 per year. It is also one of the most politically fraught and troubled countries in the world. Indeed, the turmoil is only increasing, as the conflict between King Gyanendra, the parliamentary opposition parties and the Maoist insurgency reaches new and more complicated levels.

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