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The Communist Party of India and the Indian Emergency - Hardcover , English

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The first study of CPI's role in supporting the Indira Gandhi government during the Indian Emergency of 1975. India, June 1975. Fundamental rights are suspended. The Opposition is in jail. The Press is shut down. And Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has just declared Emergency. Only one political party supports Indira Gandhi's action;the Communist Party of India (CPI). Why did the CPI take up this lonely and much-criticised stand? Were there any pressures from the Soviet Union or was the CPI looking for some political mileage? CPI's stance on the issue has never been discussed, analysed and understood. In an exhaustive study of the period, David Lockwood lays bare the facts before us. Through personal interviews with CPI members, internal documents of the party and archives, he present..

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Sold BySAGE Publications India
AuthorDavid Lockwood
ImprintSAGE India
ISBN-139789351505785
Edition1
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Pages264
Publication Date2016-1-2
Publication Year2016
CategoryPolitical Science (General),,Politics,History,the Communist Party of India (CPI)

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The first study of CPI's role in supporting the Indira Gandhi government during the Indian Emergency of 1975. India, June 1975. Fundamental rights are suspended. The Opposition is in jail. The Press is shut down. And Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has just declared Emergency. Only one political party supports Indira Gandhi's action;the Communist Party of India (CPI). Why did the CPI take up this lonely and much-criticised stand? Were there any pressures from the Soviet Union or was the CPI looking for some political mileage? CPI's stance on the issue has never been discussed, analysed and understood. In an exhaustive study of the period, David Lockwood lays bare the facts before us. Through personal interviews with CPI members, internal documents of the party and archives, he presents the most thorough study of the CPI and the Emergency so far.

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