Volume 3, Number 3 (2010)

In Response to Richard Peet

Baburam Bhattarai

Politburo of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

I feel highly honored to have my book reviewed by such an eminent Marxist scholar like Richard Peet. I specially appreciate his patience to go through the jumble of statistics and literature review inherent in a doctoral dissertation, which I myself wanted to cut short before publication, and his sharp insights into the specific problems of an underdeveloped country like Nepal. He has very correctly summarized the essence of the book and also the Commitment Paper for the Constituent Assembly Election, which was basically drafted by me. I need not make any further comment on it, except express my appreciation for the correct grasp of the problem of this part of the (underdeveloped) world while seated in the other part of the (imperialist/ developed) world.