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Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights unfolds a mosaic of social issues, especially of the weaker and marginalized section, closely intertwined with internal security.

Based on an empirical study of the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in Andhra Pradesh, once the citadel of LWE, it offers a deep analysis of the growth and consolidation of LWE in India. It also studies the profiles and roles of NGOs in promoting rights for which specific case studies have been undertaken.

As LWE and counter-extremist operations have become the major sources of serious human-rights violations in the country, the pan-Indian scenario of the movement bringing out its genesis, organizational structure, etc., have been elaborately dealt with in this book.


In the fast-changing world order, with the global trends towards powerful institutions and individualism and nation-states undergoing ‘role transition’ from ‘provider’ to ‘policymaker’, the NGOs which occupy a major space in ‘civil society’ represent a ‘third way’1 for collectivism and development. Their role is more important in fast-developing countries like India, where traditional strategies of socio-economic development, based on large-scale institutionalized methods and mechanisms, have not achieved the desired results or the upliftment of the target groups. Inevitably, malgovernance with corruption and indifferent bureaucracy has become the stumbling block in the challenging task of the nation emerging as an advanced affluent one in the present millennium. Thus, the fruits of development have not properly ‘trickled down’ to bring consistent and sustained improvement in the ...

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