The Naxal Challenge: Causes, Linkages and Policy Options
What would be the parameters for a comprehensive and viable strategy to deal with the... more
What would be the parameters for a comprehensive and viable strategy to deal with the persisting and geographically spreading Naxalite violence? The Naxal Challenge: Causes, Linkages, and Policy Options aims to find some solutions and the book grew out of a workshop conducted in 2005 by the Observer Research Foundation in Chennai. The papers in this book examine the social and economic causes of the Naxalite movement, the political bases of the Naxalites, their external links, and the viability of a political approach to resolve the Naxalite problem. There is also an insightful discussion on the ongoing Maoist people’s war in Nepal. For the uninitiated, this book is educative; for policy makers, it offers useful suggestions; to journalists and academia, it introduces several new facets of this issue.