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Chapter 10: War and Peace in the Heartlands of Maoism
War and Peace in the Heartlands of Maoism
The Maoist insurgency that began in central India in 1980 has steadily acquired power to the point that it was referred to as ‘India's greatest internal security threat’ by the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2007. In the light of a new initiative for peace in the insurgency-hit region of central India, it is here argued that the empowerment of the people directly affected by the conflict can open up the possibility of lasting harmony, not just an uneasy truce.11
In his Nobel Memorial Prize lecture, entitled ‘War and Peace’,12 game theorist Robert Aumann emphasizes that characterizations of war as irrational may only serve to prolong conflict, and ...