മാവോയിസ്റ്റുകള് ഇന്ന് ഇന്ത്യയില് എന്തുപങ്കാണ് വഹിക്കുന്നത് എന്ന് മനസ്സിലാക്കാന് ഇന്ത്യയിലെ മാവോയിസ്റ്റ് പ്രസ്ഥാനത്തിന്റെ ചരിത്രത്തിലേക്ക് ഒന്ന് തിരിഞ്ഞുനോക്കേണ്ടതുണ്ട്.
"Our party has the maximum experience amongst communist parties of working in a democratic set up. We believe that even in socialism there should be a multi-party system." Prakash Karat says in a wide-ranging interview with BBC Hindi, obtained by Open Magazine.
The interview is linked here.
On the 6th of November, 2009, Left View conducted a discussion recently on the Maoists' Role in India Today featuring the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Prakash Karat and eminent economist at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. Jayati Ghosh.The meeting was chaired by Prabir Purkayastha of the Delhi Science Forum
The video recordings of the talks are linked in this post. An unedited transcript of the video (for those who don't have broadband) is attached along with the post. UPDATE- A Tamil translation of Prakash Karat's speech is also attached (courtesy Sa.Veeramani ) UPDATE 2 - A Bengali translation is available here. UPDATE 3 - A Malayalam translation is available here.
Pragoti publishes a letter by Prof. Nirmalangshu Mukherji addressed to Professor Noam Chomsky, regarding a statement made by a group of people across international boundaries on the proposed actions against the Maoists by the central government.
On the hypocrisy of the 'Sushil Samaj' in West Bengal
Braving heavy rains and ignoring the malicious propaganda of the ruling classes,millions joined hands in Kerala, to be part of the human chain of resistance against the Indo-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement.
The epitome of relentless struggle, one of the most popular mass leaders, Comrade Subhas Chakraborty passed away. We deeply mourn for his untimely death.
It is an year since Com.Surjeet breathed his last.Pragoti pays homage to the memory of Com.Surjeet.
Reproduced below is an obituary by Com.Prakash Karat,written in 2008.
''A Communist Party must face many ups and downs in the course of developing the Party and movement. An election reverse should not demoralise us. We should go to the people with the confidence that we can rally them around the Left platform. The people of the country expect the CPI(M), as the biggest contingent of the Left, to steer a course that will provide an alternative to the current ruling order. In order to so, the Party has to strengthen Left unity and gather other secular and democratic forces by drawing them into joint action.A common platform must emerge from which to defend national sovereignty, secularism and fight for alternative economic policies''-writes CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat in The Marxist.