Charu Majumdar (also Charu Mazumdar transcribed; Bengali : চারু মজুমদার, Cāru Majumadār; * 1918 in Shiliguri , West Bengal ; † July 28, 1972 in Alipur ) was a communist revolutionary in India .
Majumdar grew up in a politically liberal landowning family. He left college in 1938 without a degree. He was temporarily a member of the Congress Party . In 1946 he joined the Tebhaga movement . He was imprisoned for three years in 1948 and briefly in 1962 and 1965.
In the mid-1960s, Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal organized a left- wing faction within the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) in northern Bengal . In 1967 there was a violent peasant uprising in the village of Naxalbari , led by the Majumdar Sanyal group. This group was later named the Naxalites after the place of their first public appearance . Eight articles written by Charu Majumdar at the time - known as the Historic Eight Documents - are considered the founding ideological document of the Naxalites: The revolution must follow the path of armed struggle along the lines of the Chinese revolution and Maos . In the same year, Majumdar and Sanyal left the Communist Party and founded the All India Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries , out of which the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninists) was founded in 1969 as a split from the Marxist Communist Party of India , with Majumdar as General Secretary.
Majumdar was arrested in hiding on July 16, 1972, and died in police custody in Alipore Central Prison on July 28, 1972.
- Reference Archive Charu Mazumdar (English)
- Is there a Charu Mazumdar Thought? (English)
- ↑ Hindustan Times: Charu Majumdar - The Father of Naxalism ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English)
- ↑ Times Of India: Red surge: Charu Mazumdar's script still holds (English)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Indian communist and revolutionary|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1918|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Shiliguri|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 28, 1972|
|Place of death||Alipur|