A Revolutionary English-Language Magazine Published by the
Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee [WGSZC] of the CPI (Maoist)

      The Western Ghats is a major mountain range which parallels the western coast of India. In February 2013 the CPI (Maoist) set up a new area of operations in the Tri-junction area of the Western Ghats where the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu meet. In May 2017 the WGSZC began publishing a new English-language journal called the Communist. Since there is no freedom of speech for the CPI(Maoist) and other proscribed political organizations, this journal is banned and is illegal in India.

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      This magazine is in PDF format, and the most recent issues are listed first.

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