An informal name given to social movement originated inthe village Naxalbari, West Bengal in 1967.
nitiated by the leaders of CP
ajumdar,Kanu Sanyal, Jangal Santhal
nitiated against local landlords, adopted armed struggleto redistributeland to landless people.
This movement was joined by tribes and other lowercastes.
ovement spread into less developed rural areas of centraland eastern
Presentlyspread over more than 200 districts of 20 states
2Rural Society and Polity