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CPI(M-L) [original party formed in 1967]


Communist Party of India (M-L) [Original Party formed in 1969]
Documents, Statements, Liberation Magazine, and Writings
of its Founding Leader, Charu Mazumdar

The Communist Party of India (M-L) referred to on this page is the original party with this name, which was formed on April 22, 1969 and was initially led by Charu Mazumdar, until his murder by the police in a torture prison in Kolkata (Calcutta) in 1972. After Mazumdar’s death, and under intense oppression from the government, the party disintegrated into many pieces, some of which continue or later merged with other forces. Most of the Maoist groups and forces in India today trace their origin (at least in part) to this party, including the most prominent of them, the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

Note that some aspects of the political line of this original party have been revised or abandoned by its successor parties. In particular, most of these parties have abandoned or moved away from the ideology once associated with Lin Biao (Lin Piao, old style).

Although the documents below are from many decades ago, they are very hard to locate and attempts to suppress them by the government authorities in India still continue. Besides documents of the CPI(ML) itself, we are also posting many articles from their theoretical journal, Liberation (which was first established two years before the Party itself), and many articles by Charu Mazumdar.

If you know of other CPI(ML) documents which should be posted here please contact BANNEDTHOUGHT.NET at: [email protected]


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Writings of Charu Mazumdar:

  • General:
  • 1967:
    • “Carry Forward the Peasant Struggle by Thoroughly Combatting Revisionism, Struggle Against Economism, Develop the Mass Movement”, by Charu Mazumdar. Written in April 1967, after the formation of the United Front government in West Bengal which included the CPI(Marxist), this was the last of the series of eight documents circulated before the Naxalbari uprising. This translation from the Bengali original, which appeared in World Revolution, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1968, was reproduced in Liberation, Vol. III, #1 (November 1969). 7 pages.   PDF format (33 KB);   MS Word format (54 KB)
  • 1969:
    • “Party’s Call to the Youth and Students”, by Charu Mazumdar, Aug. 21, 1969, 2 pages. From Liberation, Vol. II, #11 (Sept. 1969).   PDF format (188 KB);   MS Word format (20 KB)
    • “Fight Against the Concrete Manifestations of Revisionism”, by Charu Mazumdar, Sept. 4, 1969, 5 pages. From Liberation, Vol. II, #11 (Sept. 1969).   PDF format (211 KB);   MS Word format (24 KB)
    • “Develop Revolutionary War to Eliminate War of Aggression Against China”, by Charu Mazumdar, Sept. 19, 1969, 3 pages. From Liberation, Vol. II, #12 (Oct. 1969).   PDF format (235 KB);   MS Word format (22 KB)
    • “China’s Chairman is Our Chairman: China’s Path is Our Path”, by Charu Mazumdar, Nov. 6, 1969, 5 pages. From Liberation, Vol. III, #1 (Nov. 1969).   PDF format (220 KB);   MS Word format (22 KB)
    • “A Call to Peasant Revolutionaries”, by Charu Mazumdar, Liberation, Vol. III, #2 (Dec. 1969), 2 pages.   PDF format (155 KB);   MS Word format (19 KB)
    • “March Onward by Summing Up the Experience of the Peasant Revolutionary Struggle of India”, by Charu Mazumdar, Liberation, Vol. III, #2 (Dec. 1969), 10 pages.   PDF format (184 KB);   MS Word format (29 KB)
    • “The New Year Holds Promise of Still Bigger Victories”, by Charu Mazumdar, Dec. 29, 1969, Liberation, Vol. III, #3 (Jan. 1970), 2 pages.   PDF format (106 KB);   MS Word format (20 KB)

Liberation: Theoretical Journal of the CPI(M-L)

      [Articles are unsigned unless otherwise noted. Our thanks to the web site for making the scanned PDF images of most of the whole issues available online.]


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