insights over communism and communalism

Communism and socialism have taken a parallel road in the world but what is invisible to minds is that communism is a higher form of socialism. Communism shows the path for social, political and economic ideologies viable for the establishment of socioeconomic classes who are paid for the work they do. The communists were the ones to weave a mythic India- an India which was full of sound and fury signifying practically nothing. It was the conjuring up of such a mythic setting which, in late 1960s and 1970s allowed them to infiltrate various socio-political organizations, strike roots and then wield a political influence which was far disproportionate to their actual strength. By metamorphosing themselves into intellectual henchmen of congress, the communists hoped to be able to receive patronage and academic roles, in the meanwhile continue to fool people by their habit of propping up lame idea of India-which in reality has turned out to be a mirage or an effusively colored drama prop consisting of card and ply boards precariously held together by puny nails and screws.


Communism is generally considered to be the opposite of capitalism which emphasizes the usage of private property and private sale and goods. Socialism does not preach the doctrine of masses taking down the capitalist reigns without disturbing the basic character of the state. The prime ideas of communalism and communism denote to the word community. Hence communalism is also a part of communism. India has long ago adopted the communist ideas. But on contrary, as time passed along, the basic doctrines preached by Karl max and Friedrich Engels about how communism would be able to entertain masses to take power over bourgeoisie have been left to batter until death in India. People have long forgotten the very essence of communism. They are not keen on teaching their wards over the theories of communism as they still think communists are street rioters. It is the prime responsibility of communist party leaders to remove that feeling from people’s minds. India had always followed the likes of capitalistic approach where the government has the reins in its hands. Socialism is not a child’s play in India. It is because socialism is an imaginary idea born of free, humane centered and socialized beings which are contrary to the existing contractors and factory owners who still feed on laborers blood. Socialism is always absence of misery.

Similarly communalism has also been misinterpreted in India. Communalism is barely a theory where the nation is merely a federation of different communities which have their own ethnic groups and [practice their own communal ownership rather than taking the whole lot to the society as a whole. This severs the link between democracy and people resulting in communal riots. From religious point of view, India is a pluralistic country. The majority followers of Hinduism constitute the population while Muslims constitute largest minority. The problems of communalism is that is has always been used by the higher class people to showcase the very intricate problem as a broader base which causes rivalry and tension amongst the masses. Communalism has always been administrated to the locals in a wrong way which has led to communal riots. Today communalism is etched as an opportunistic and political interest of contending group or faction to stimulate the vote bank rather than imbibing the original cause for which the very old idea was theoretically conceived year’s back. This leads to conflict among the likes of students and young political analysts who are always eager to strike the rod when it is hot. This divided policy causes altercation and controversy between democracy and communalism

Weak economic orthodoxy and obscurantism followed by historical political geographical social and psychological causes have led to communal riots in some places. But these weren’t nipped in the bud which ultimately led to the growth of the tree of thoughts ill treating communalism. Communalism is a potential threat to the sovereignty and democracy in a multi religious country like India where secular interests such as social economic political ideas may be at locked horns with the followers of other religions.



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