MIA: Subjects: India : Communist Party of India (Maoist)
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) was founded in September 2004 from the merger of the CPI (M-L)-People’s War and the Maoist Communist Centre. The party further absorbed the CPI (M-L) Naxalbari in May 2014.
Known colloquially as the "Naxalites", the CPI (Maoist) has established a guerrilla force - the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA)- through which it aims aims to overthrow the Indian Government through protracted people's war. The party operates in the forest belt around central India in the states of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Andhra Pradesh. Muppala Lakshmana Rao ('Ganapathy') was its general secretary until his retirement in November 2008.
2007: Urban Perspective
2009: Revolution in India: Lalgarh's Hopeful Spark, by Sam Shell
2010: Walking With the Comrades: Report from Maoist Base Areas in India's DK Forest, by Arundhati Roy