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Frustration of the Political Left in the Indian context

The Left in India has long outlived their sell by date. They have been able to outlive the fall of the Berlin wall, the Soviet Union and even the collapse of Yugoslavia. 

After the fall of the Soviet bastion in India (West Bengal) and the demise or change in allegiance of many Left oriented intellectuals, little remains on the ground. The last breath was drawn when the Maoist movement was extinguished in the second decade of the 21st century. It does not mean the Left is extinct. There are still a sufficient number of people - both young and old who remain enamored (or infected) with Communism to this day. Indeed, non Communist parties also often toe a very avowedly socialist line when it comes to public policy. 

With the death of a viable political leadership, the Communists survive and try to find like minded voices in the deeps and crannies of society. The Zombified existence remains and continues to create perverted art, articles and a narrative. Though significantly less effective, it does have an impact on young minds.

This is made worse by the fact that the Left still occupies the majority of the arts and general humanities departments in educational institutions, effectively breeding future malcontents to swell the ranks of their flock. A proportion of them end up becoming teachers and professors and continue this vicious cycle. 

What happens to the vast remainder?

Foot soldiers of a never coming Revolution!

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