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Hello Bastar - The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement by Pandita Rahul, book reviewThe insidious growth of India’s Maoist movement has troubled the Central Government authorities who have been unable to check it beyond sending Reserve Police Forces to deal with the issue and creating a body known as the Salwa Judum in Chattisgarh. Also referred to as Naxalites, despite being a far wider movement than the original uprising in Naxalbari that gave rise to the name, the Maoists have made their way to the international media for a blend of violence and Robin Hood tactics. Arundhati Roy, for one, is a staunch supporter.

Rahul Pandita’s Hello Bastar is an in depth study of the movement, tracing its roots from Naxalbari and describing its spread and the reasons behind it.


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