Home > Economia e Política no Mundo > Maoismo na Índia: A Guerra entre Lucros e Tribos Indígenas

Maoismo na Índia: A Guerra entre Lucros e Tribos Indígenas

A escritora indiana e ativista de esquerda Arundhati Roy recentemente acompanhou o movimento Maoista que re-emergiu com força no centro da Índia. Seu relatório oferece um contraponto aos dizeres da grande mídia internacional e também às afirmações do próprio governo indiano sobre este epicentro de uma guerra nacional que envolve grandes corporações, lucros, importantes recursos minerais e tribos indígenas.

The antagonists in the forest are disparate and unequal in almost every way. On one side is a massive paramilitary force armed with the money, the firepower, the media, and the hubris of an emerging Superpower. On the other, ordinary villagers armed with traditional weapons, backed by a superbly organised, hugely motivated Maoist guerrilla fighting force with an extraordinary and violent history of armed rebellion. The Maoists and the paramilitary are old adversaries and have fought older avatars of each other several times before: Telangana in the ’50s; West Bengal, Bihar, Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh in the late ’60s and ’70s; and then again in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra from the ’80s all the way through to the present. They are familiar with each other’s tactics, and have studied each other’s combat manuals closely. Each time, it seemed as though the Maoists (or their previous avatars) had been not just defeated, but literally, physically exterminated. Each time, they have re-emerged, more organised, more determined and more influential than ever. Today once again the insurrection has spread through the mineral-rich forests of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal—homeland to millions of India’s tribal people, dreamland to the corporate world. […] We’re talking about daylight robbery to the tune of billions of dollars. Enough to buy elections, governments, judges, newspapers, TV channels, NGOs and aid agencies.

Arundhati Roy, Walking With The Comrades


Clique aqui para ler o texto completo “Walking With The Comrades”.

(*) Agradeço ao professor Deepankar Basu por ter enviado este link.







  1. No comments yet.
  1. 2 October, 2010 at 17:10

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s