Understanding CPI

ISBN - 9788189766597
Author - Diptendra Raychaudhuri

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"This book is about the history of the CPI(M). The Left is facing its severest political test in the country. It lost the 2009 Lok Sabha elections and doubts are being cast on whether it would be able to survive the West Bengal assembly polls in 2011. A careful reading will explain that the hope for regeneration for the CPI(M) appears almost lost. The party is in crisis as never before, with no single leader capable of reviving its past glory. The CPI(M) aligned with the Congress and weakened the forces that could have strengthened the Left’s ideological direction. The proximity to the Congress gave birth to a neoliberal section, and it spelled doom for the party. Diptendra makes an indepth study of the situation and presents a rare insight into the failures of the Left party. The book challenges the conventional wisdom that a secular polity has developed in India in the last two decades to fight the communal forces. He has also explained how two groups, one led by Prakash Karat and the other by Sitaram Yechury–Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, are fighting a longdrawn battle to gain the party’s control. The conflict between PC Joshi and BT Ranadive was the genesis of the crisis that is haunting the CPI(M) even today, the book argues. It tries to find out why the party became so arrogant between 2004 and 2008 and why it failed to see the writings on the wall."

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Title Understanding CPI Length
Author Diptendra Raychaudhuri Breadth
ISBN 9788189766597 Binding HB
Weight Height
Language English Year 2010
Publisher Vitasta Publishing Pages
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