With this 40-page reportage published in Outlook India, Arundhati Roy becomes the first journalist to meet the Maoist rebels, or the Maoist Gonds, who are at war with the Indian state in the heart of India. Roy describes in depth how she fought her way through the forests with the rebels. She regards them less as outmoded bandits than as indigenous people who are protecting their land from corporate exploitation. Read the piece.
On the same subject, also read India’s hidden and brutal war against its own citizens, Praful Bidwai, Transnational Institute.