Hello, Bastar
4.4
522 Ratings & 55 Reviews
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Hello, Bastar Reviews
4.4
522 Ratings &
55 Reviews
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The other side of the coin

Coming from Andhra Pradesh, I have heard of naxalism all my life. I've heard of them killing policemen, forcefully acquiring land and blowing up jungle resorts. I've also witnessed the enigmatic following the balladeer Gadar had over thousands of people in the state. Being a city - bred, urban, English educated citizen of India, I've always had a well-conditioned, deep-rooted bias against the violence encouraged by the Maoist movement. At the same time, like everybody else, I wondered how a s...
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Sahit Chirutapudi

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Mar, 2012

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Well written but baised in favor of Maoists

The author has put in considerable amount of time & effort in the book put I feel in the process of doing so he fails to maintain a unbiased stand. The book talks in detail about the struggles of Maoists but conveniently mentions their exploits mechanically and moves on.

The Maoists invasion, recruitment and plans for future (in the chapter - the urban agenda) shows that after a while in a war, both sides forget what/why they are fighting for.

It deeply affects me to know that a teenager wh...
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Divakar Kamalakkannan

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Oct, 2011

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Really the untold story of Indian Maoist movement

I have never read such a vivid history about the formation of the Naxals, their growth, progress, birth of CPI(Maoist) in India. The book also recognizes those never-told faces who sacrificed their lives or still struggling for the betterment of the society. The book also discusses about the structure and other important aspects of the CPI(Maoist)party which were still unpublished to the common people. A great book from Rahul Pandita. A must read!
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Prasenjit Roy

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Nov, 2011

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Glorifying Naxalism

This is fairly good book giving the reader an insight in problems of the underprivileged in the RED corridor belt. But the author tends to somewhat glorify the Naxals by suggesting that whatever actions they have undertaken to uplift the poor people are to a large extent correct. The government on its part is also false by not doing its bid but the writer should have also highlighted the wrongs which the Naxals have done under the name of protectors of the poor. I mean to say that all Robin H...
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Gaurav Godbole

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Jun, 2012

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One sided and confused

Hello Bastar is one of many books glorifying Maoist warfare.The author has put up considerable amount of time in studying the movement and praising them but had he spent some time in organising the text,it would have been better.He starts off with Kobad Ghandy,moves to Andhra Pradesh and other places,comes to Anu Ghandy's life and ends with Kobad Ghandy.It is confusing that was the book written for Kobad or Maoist warfare.The author glorifies Maoism but what about the people killed in this wa...
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Apratim Mukherjee

Jul, 2012

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spectacular..........work

This is very important book to know the history of naxal as well how horrible our police and politician are .
They people just making polices from Delhi and not capable to implement for improvement of poor people .Day by day poverty ratio is increasing ,but no one worried about this .Politician just making money ,police doing exploitation of poor.Every young person should read this book.
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kewal singh

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May, 2015

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Such a dampener !

Having read Pandita's brilliant work "our moon has blood clots", the expectations were pretty high from this one. was hoping to get a closer view of the matter apart from the narrative we get in routine op-eds. but the book fails to deliver. it is a mundane fact of matter narration with too much focus on individuals rather than focusing on the genesis of ideology. Overall Disappointing and avoidable. Expected much better from Mr Pandita
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Lovesh Singla

Oct, 2014

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Balanced view of the Naxal movement in India

Very easy to read and interspersed with a lot of anecdotes from naxals the author picked up during his travails. The view presented is very balanced and elucidates the reason behind the popularity of the naxal movement in India. An eye-opener for me
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Pradeep Dantuluri

Oct, 2013

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Quick read and informative

Its a thin book and perfect for those who are scared by fat chunky books.

It has lots of personal stories and background of people who are now part of the Maoist movement. I learnt a lot. What we read in newspapers is always missing in context or the process of how things came to be as they are.

The author understands and reveals the underlying reasons for the huge support that Maoists have.

He also gave an insight into what the ideology is and how the Naxals lives are.

A good and qui...
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Alisha Kalra

Nov, 2011

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A complete MAOIST tale!!!

Just browsing across some titles in flipkart i found this book. It took a second for me to purchase it, and it was delivered in another 7 days. If you think why 7 days, then i wanna tell you that it was delivered at my home which is at BASTAR, as the title says. And 7 days is the best u can expect at such a remote part of country.

Now about the book. First of all i want to thank mr. rahul pandita who gave me a better insight of my homeland, than what i got from the last 22 years. Bloodshed's...
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Snehil Kamal

Sep, 2011

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