A Revolutionary Magazine in the Telugu Language
which is Banned in India

      Kranti, which means “Revolution”, (and which is also transliterated as Kranthi), is an important Telugu language Maoist magazine published in Andhra Pradesh state in India. It is now the official joint organ of the AP State Committee—NT (North Telangana) Special Zonal Committee and the AOB (Andhra-Odisha Border) Special Zonal Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

      The first issue of Kranti was published in October 1977, and it has continued ever since. It has played a very important role in spreading revolutionary ideas in the Telugu speaking areas of India. Once the Maoist movement in Andhra Pradesh gained momentum, the Indian state attacked the offices of the magazine in 1985. Since then Kranti has been banned, but has still been published secretly and illegally.

      The mission of BANNEDTHOUGHT.NET is to struggle against the suppression of ideas anywhere in the world, and to try to make available documents and publications which are being suppressed. For this reason we are making available here as many issues of Kranti as we can obtain.

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

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