The Lowland

The Lowland

by

Jhumpa Lahiri

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Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)CPI(ML) Term Analysis

/– Formed in 1969 by Kanu Sanyal, the party was a splinter group off of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or the CPI (M), itself already a splinter group, and later devolved further into hundreds of smaller Naxalite terrorist groups. The party’s original formation was due to fears that the CPI(M) was turning away from revolutionary politics and ignoring the plight of the peasants in the West Bengal countryside, and its formation was thus inextricably intertwined with Naxalbari and the Naxalite Rebellion.
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Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)CPI(ML) Term Timeline in The Lowland

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Part 1, Chapter 5
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...at its head—Sanyal is the “party chairman.” Sanyal gives a speech, christening the party the Communist Party of India, Marxist-Leninist—the CPI(ML.) He proclaims that the party’s chief task will be to organize the peasantry against the... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 2
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...routine occurrence, lately, for the young men of Calcutta—he denied having any ties to the CPI(ML). Then, about a month before he was killed, Udayan did not come home one night.... (full context)
Part 8, Chapter 2
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Back in Calcutta, the CPI(M-L) formed. Subhash left for America, disapproving of the party’s objectives. His brother’s disdain filled Udayan... (full context)