Development Policy of a Communist Government: West Bengal Since 1977. By Ross Mallick. Cambridge South Asian Studies 54. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. xiv, 236 pp. 26.00 (cloth).

@article{Fernandes1996DevelopmentPO,
  title={Development Policy of a Communist Government: West Bengal Since 1977. By Ross Mallick. Cambridge South Asian Studies 54. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. xiv, 236 pp. 26.00 (cloth).},
  author={Leela Fernandes},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={1996},
  volume={55},
  pages={1041 - 1043}
}
  • Leela Fernandes
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
These books present a comprehensive history and critical evaluation of the rise of the Communist movement in India and the subsequent establishment of an elected Communist government in the state of West Bengal. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), this democratically elected "Left Front" government in West Bengal has been in power since 1977 and now represents the longest-ruling elected Communist government in the world. However, despite this apparent success…