The Lowland

The Lowland

by

Jhumpa Lahiri

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United Front Term Analysis

A West Bengali political coalition formed in 1967. The party was threatened and eventually dissolved by the internal conflict within the CPI(M) and the associated Naxalite rebellion.
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United Front Term Timeline in The Lowland

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Part 1, Chapter 4
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...Udayan, though, admires the peasants for fighting back through any means possible.  Udayan blames the United Front , the left-wing government coalition in charge of West Bengal, for not backing the rebellion... (full context)
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...in India, he says; he foretells that the peasants will not rebel again, and the United Front will remain in power. Udayan criticizes his father for not taking a stand, but Subhash... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 5
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By early 1968, the United Front government has collapsed  and direct rule by the Central Government has been imposed. Students all... (full context)