Mirroring its British masters

state and outsourced terrorism against the Maoist insurgency





State terrorism, Outsourced terrorism, Maoist insurgency


The Indian state has been adopting controversial policies for countering the Maoist insurgency. Even worse, this behaviour seems to mirror British
colonial attitudes against India’s population at some level. Consequently, this article attempts to understand this probable ‘paradoxical’ conduct. With
the support of the post-structuralist theory, I discuss state and outsourced terrorist practices of the Indian state apparatus against this insurgency. To
reach this goal, first, I try to explicate the concept of state terrorism and its application in India. Then, I analyse the historical development of the
Maoist movement and India’s concrete policies of state and outsourced terrorism against this counter-hegemonic movement. I believe the British Raj’s
colonial practices have had a deep dialectical influence on India’s state apparatus and major political parties to date. So, this inquiry may clarify the
persistence of colonial practices within India.


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Biografia do Autor

Felipe Costa Lima, Université de Strasbourg

Doutorando em Direito Internacional pela Université de Strasbourg (UNISTRA). Mestrado (2018) em Direito Internacional pela Université de Strasbourg (UNISTRA). Mestrado (2017) em Relações Internacionais pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC-MG). Pós-graduado (2015) em Política Internacional pela Faculdade Damásio de Jesus. Graduação (2013) em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

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Costa Lima, F. (2022). Mirroring its British masters: state and outsourced terrorism against the Maoist insurgency. Conjuntura Austral, 13(62), 64–76. https://doi.org/10.22456/2178-8839.116728