Definitions

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  • noun A member of any of several communist movements in India.

Etymologies

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Derived from the village name Naxalbari where the movement originated in the late 1960s. See -ite.

Examples

  • Even after independence, tribal people were at the heart of the first uprising that could be described as Maoist, in Naxalbari village in West Bengal (where the word Naxalite - now used interchangeably with "Maoist" - originates).

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • So the word Naxalite is often applied to such groups by their opponents, and by themselves.

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  • Even after independence, tribal people were at the heart of the first uprising that could be described as Maoist, in Naxalbari village in West Bengal (where the word Naxalite - now used interchangeably with "Maoist" - originates).

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • So the word Naxalite is often applied to such groups by their opponents, and by themselves.

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  • The report paints a bleak picture of the outcome of grappling with 40 years of so-called Naxalite rebellion -- a name given to the Maoist rebel movement after it started in the district of Naxalbari in West Bengal in the late 1960s.

    India Is Urged to Meet

  • Telangana villages, where direct state repression is ruthless, anybody who dares to question the government even on basic issues such as water shortages or a non-functional PDS runs the risk of being labelled a Naxalite and persecuted.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Leninist, popularly known as the Naxalite movement, in Calcutta during the 1970s have, among others, inspired social scientists, creative writers, historians, journalists to produce a number of research-based essays, poems, novels and plays on the subject.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • The armed movement by Maoist group often called Naxalite is already taking four decades and 13 states in India.

    WN.com - Articles related to Govt orders radar to track movement in thick forests

  • The armed movement by Maoist group often called Naxalite is already taking four decades and 13 states in India.

    WN.com - Articles related to Govt orders radar to track movement in thick forests

  • The armed movement by Maoist group often called Naxalite is already taking four decades and 13 states in India.

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