Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Remembering Revolution Gender Violence and Subjectivity in India s Naxalbari Movement About the Book Remembering Revolution Gender Violence and Subjectivity in India s Naxalbari Movement Women s participation in the Maoist revolution in India and thesubcontinent as a whole has become

  • Title: Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement
  • Author: Srila Roy
  • ISBN: 9780198081722
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • About the Book Remembering Revolution Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India s Naxalbari Movement Women s participation in the Maoist revolution in India and thesubcontinent as a whole has become pronounced in recent years.The literature available on the gendered politics of left wingcultures and practices of violence is, however, somewhat limited.Remembering RAbout the Book Remembering Revolution Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India s Naxalbari Movement Women s participation in the Maoist revolution in India and thesubcontinent as a whole has become pronounced in recent years.The literature available on the gendered politics of left wingcultures and practices of violence is, however, somewhat limited.Remembering Revolution constitutes one of the first major studiesof women s role and involvement in the late 1960s radical LeftNaxalbari movement of West Bengal, the birthplace of IndianMaoism Using the production of cultural memory as a central tool,middle class women and men narrate their stories of being aNaxalite , of leaving homes and attempting to politicize the Indianpeasantry, and of negotiating different types of violence The bookexamines sexual as well as everyday interpersonal brutality as partof political violence, and how they are embedded in revolutionarymovements At a time when the face of international terrorism isincreasingly female, this book raises pressing questions aboutwomen s participation in cultures of violence Based on extensive field data, and drawing from a unique body ofparty texts, fiction, poetry, film memoirs, activist writing, andwomen s personal testimonies, the book attempts to fill thegendered gap in Indian Maoist studies with its fresh focus onwomen s political identities and subjectivities About the Author Srila Roy Srila Roy, Lecturer in Sociology, School of Sociology and SocialPolicy, University of Nottingham, UK Reviews A book like Roy s was long overdue There have been manyreminiscences and analyses of the Naxalite movement of the 1960sbut no book length studies that have focused on and theorizedquestions of violence, memory, and gender with anything like thepassion, commitment, and skills that Roy brings to bear on thesubject This book will help us see the sixties revolution in anew light Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A Kimpton Distinguished Servic

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