The idea that ‘political power grows out of the barrel of a gun’ remains strong among members of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), which has taken root in places forgotten during India's spectacular economic rise. Photo: AP

Review: castes and revolution in India from an untouchable’s viewpoint in Ants Among Elephants

Sujatha Gidla shows what it was like to grow up the lowest of the low in a country dictated by entitlement and bigotry, and how that led to her joining a movement promoting armed revolution

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The idea that ‘political power grows out of the barrel of a gun’ remains strong among members of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), which has taken root in places forgotten during India's spectacular economic rise. Photo: AP
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