I was going to say more, but I think I need to re-read everything first. At any rate, it's good to see all this ferment.
What am I talking about?
Arundhati Roy's essay, 'Walking with the Comrades' in Outlook.
The responses at Kafila came quickly. First with Jairus Banaji, followed by the one that everyone is circulating all over the interwebs, Moonwalking with the Comrades. Finally, there's A Believer's Obeisance and a possibly related post, Rumours of Maoism.
[And earlier, on Tehelka.]
Update: K. Balagopal's article from early last year (what a loss his death is), 'Reflections on violence and non-violence in political movements in India'. *
Also, Falstaff's substantial exposition of his problems with Roy's essay.