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What went wrong with the Communist Movement in India: Answers to a Layperson’s Questions


A lot of ordinary people in India – both women and men have a lot of respect for the communists and communist movement. It is based on their direct knowledge from interactions with the communists in trade union movements and other social and political movements. They are also impressed by the personal integrity of most of the communists.  They are puzzled as to why the communists had so little success. What went wrong? How did they get isolated? What major mistakes did they commit?