Chhattisgarh and the National Question

December 3, 2013

By Shankar Guha Niyogi

On 28th September, 2013, on the anniversary of the martyrdom day of Com. Shankar Guha Niyogi, Sanhati began the process of hosting a digitized archive of Com. Guha Niyogi’s writings as well as writings of others from Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Chhattisgarh Mines Shramik Sangh (CMSS), the union of workers of the Dalli-Rajhara mines, and Chhattisgarh Gramin Shramik Sangh (CGSS). All the writings are being archived here. We will occasionally feature material from this archive in our monthly journal.

In this essay Guha Niyogi explains the urgency of providing a national identity to the people of Chhattisgarh, as a separate state that recognizes the needs to the native chattisgarhis. He criticizes the blatant failure of the state government of Madhya Pradesh in responding to the social infrastructure that promotes the devastating economic conditions of most of the population of Chhattisgarh. Using detailed demographics of Chhattisgarh residents socioeconomic, geographical and historical perspectives he makes a sound case for the emergent need and the likely success of a separate state of Chhattisgarh.

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