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The Naxalites and their Ideology$
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Rabindra Ray

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198077381

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.001.0001

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Introduction: Perspectives and Problems

Introduction: Perspectives and Problems

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(p.1) Chapter One Introduction: Perspectives and Problems
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The Naxalites and their Ideology
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Rabindra Ray

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.003.0001

In attempting a sociological interpretation of the ideology and practice of the ‘Naxalites’ in West Bengal, this chapter seeks to distinguish their ‘existential ideology’ from their ‘literate ideology’. The three concepts central to this study, namely, ideology, nihilism, and terrorism, are words that pose definitional problems. Whereas it is possible to subsume the literate ideology of the Naxalites under some such rubric as modernization, a consideration of their existential ideology leaves no doubt that one is concerned with modernism—and the modern itself.

Keywords:   Naxalites, West Bengal, existential ideology, literate ideology, nihilism, terrorism, modernism

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