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communism
used in The God of Small Things

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an economic system that abolishes private ownership of property with the goal of a classless society
  • This earned him the wrath of the Chinese Communist Party. They ... and accused him of "providing relief to the people and thereby blunting the People's Consciousness and diverting them from the Revolution."
    Chapter 2 (65% in)
communist = someone who supports an economic system that abolishes private ownership of property with the goal of a classless society
  • Sometimes Estha walked past Lucky Press—old Comrade K. N. M. Pillai's printing press, once the Ayemenem office of the Communist Party, where midnight study meetings were held, and pamphlets with rousing lyrics of Marxist Party songs were printed and distributed.
    Chapter 1 (38% in)
  • The weed that people call Communist Patcha (because it flourished in Kerala like Communism) smothered the more exotic plants.
    Chapter 1 (81% in)
  • The weed that people call Communist Patcha (because it flourished in Kerala like Communism) smothered the more exotic plants.
    Chapter 1 (81% in)
  • Further east, in a small country with similar landscape (jungles, rivers, rice fields, Communists), enough bombs were being dropped to cover all of it in six inches of steel.
    Chapter 2 (1% in)
  • Even Chacko had no really complete explanation for why the Communist Party was so much more successful in Kerala than it had been almost anywhere else in India, except perhaps in West Bengal.
    Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • The trouble with this theory was that in Kerala the Syrian Christians were, by and large, the wealthy, estate-owning (picklefactory-running), feudal lords, for whom communism represented a fate worse than death.
    Chapter 2 (61% in)
  • Except that the high literacy level was largely because of the Communist movement.
    Chapter 2 (61% in)
  • The real secret was that communism crept into Kerala insidiously.
    Chapter 2 (61% in)
  • He was an undergraduate at Delhi University during the euphoria of 1957, when the Communists won the State Assembly elections and Nehru invited them to form a government.
    Chapter 2 (62% in)
  • Chacko's hero, Comrade E. M. S. Namboodiripad, the flamboyant Brahmin high priest of Marxism in Kerala, became Chief Minister of the first ever democratically elected Communist government in the world.
    Chapter 2 (62% in)
  • Suddenly the Communists found themselves in the extraordinary—critics said absurd—position of having to govern a people and foment revolution simultaneously.
    Chapter 2 (62% in)
  • Chacko studied his treatise on "The Peaceful Transition to Communism" with an adolescent's obsessive diligence and an ardent fan's unquestioning approval.
    Chapter 2 (62% in)
  • Nehru dismissed the Communist government and announced fresh elections.
    Chapter 2 (64% in)
  • This time as part of a coalition between what had by now become two separate parties—the Communist Party of India, and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
    Chapter 2 (64% in)
  • This time as part of a coalition between what had by now become two separate parties—the Communist Party of India, and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
    Chapter 2 (64% in)
  • Comrade Namboodiripad's house functioned as the hotel's dining room, where semi-suntanned tourists in bathing suits sipped tender coconut water (served in the shell), and old Communists, who now worked as fawning bearers in colorful ethnic clothes, stooped slightly behind their trays of drinks.
    Chapter 5 (25% in)
  • You were a Communist and had a shirt and a flag.
    Chapter 8 (60% in)
  • But Communists don't believe in ghosts," Estha said, as though they were continuing a discourse investigating solutions to the ghost problem.
    Chapter 10 (31% in)
  • Sometimes not "Are we going to become a Communist?"
    Chapter 10 (32% in)
  • How, long before the Communists thought of it, Reverend E. John Ipe had given his father, Kelan, title to the land on which their but now stood.
    Chapter 13 (59% in)
  • Comrade Pillai told Inspector Thomas Mathew that he was acquainted with Velutha, but omitted to mention that Velutha was a member of the Communist Party, or that Velutha had knocked on his door late the previous night, which made Comrade Pillai the last person to have seen Velutha before he disappeared.
    Chapter 13 (86% in)
  • He merely assured Inspector Thomas Mathew that as far as he was concerned Velutha did not have the patronage or the protection of the Communist Parry.
    Chapter 13 (87% in)
  • Of the subsequent Communist Party siege of Paradise Pickles & Preserves, led by Ayemenem's own Crusader for Justice and Spokesman of the Oppressed.
    Chapter 17 (95% in)
  • Comrade K. N. M. Pillai claimed that the Management had implicated the Paravan in a false police case because he was an active member of the Communist Party.
    Chapter 17 (97% in)
  • The humbling of old Communists.
    Chapter 18 (31% in)

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