Prof. Ashis Nandy on Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy’s book, Revolutionary Violence VERSUS Democracy
Ajay Gudavarthy, Centre for Political Studies, JNU Launched a book called ‘Revolutionary violence Versus Democracy-Narratives From India’.
SAGE Publishing organised a book release & discussion on Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy’s Revolutionary Violence VERSUS Democracy — Narratives FROM INDIA. Prof. Ashis Nandy released the book.
3-00 p.m. onwards 10 Oct 2017, Committee Room, SSS I, JNU.
An Associate Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Gudavarthy sets the tone for the book in the introductory essay outlining arguments in favour of, as also critical of Maoist violence. While acknowledging that violence is seen as a less viable strategy in allowing for contesting ideas in a democracy, he argues that Maoists are in armed conflict with the Indian state because while democracy initiates a complex process of inclusion and exclusion, there continues to be a minority that is necessarily structurally produced, which the promise of democracy fails to lure. Added, vidya on The Hindu.
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