The Left movement in India began originally in Russia, heavily influenced by international politics. It’s a movement not very clearly understood by the Indian masses, which has evolved into many shades. The Left movement kicked off with various Socialist and Communist Parties being formed, and also getting a lot of patronage within the Congress. In my paper, I hope to discuss the evolution of the Left movement, which majorly transforms into a discussion on the Communist Party of India giving a brief history. The main objective of this paper is to understand the movement in context of India, it’s influence and how in current days of turmoil it has become a contested ideology, all the while emphasizing that like all other ideologies, we need to recognize and accept the fact that the Left isn’t of one particular shade.
Cite this article:
Umashankar Ram. Perspective of Contemporary India: The Left Movement in India’s Freedom Struggle and present society. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020; 11(4):374-376. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00060.1
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