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Radical Politics in Colonial Punjab : Governance and Sedition

By: Sharma, Shalini.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in South Asian History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2009Description: 1 online resource (177 p.).ISBN: 9780203869697.Subject(s): Communism - India - Punjab - History - 20th century | Communism -- India -- Punjab -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain - Colonies - Administration - History - 20th century | Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History -- 20th century | Punjab (India) - Colonial influence | Punjab (India) -- Colonial influence | Punjab (India) - Politics and government - 20th century | Punjab (India) -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Radicalism - India - Punjab - History - 20th century | Radicalism -- India -- Punjab -- History -- 20th century | Radicals - India - Punjab - History - 20th century | Radicals -- India -- Punjab -- History -- 20th century | Religion and politics - India - Punjab - History - 20th century | Religion and politics -- India -- Punjab -- History -- 20th century | Right and left (Political science) - History - 20th century | Right and left (Political science) -- History -- 20th century | Sedition - India - Punjab - History - 20th century | Sedition -- India -- Punjab -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Radical Politics in Colonial Punjab : Governance and SeditionDDC classification: 320.53209545509041 | 954.552 LOC classification: HX395 .P8 S54 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction; 1 The Punjab, communism and the state; 2 Martyrdom and the nation: The 'communism' of the Naujawan Bharat Sabha; 3 Learning the new rules: The Punjab left in the 1930s; 4 The contradictions of communism during the Second World War; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: The actions of the radical left in Punjab in pre-Independence India during the 1920s and 30s have often been viewed as foreign and quintessentially un-Indian due to their widely vilified opposition to the Quit India campaign. This book examines some of these deterministic misapprehensions and establishes that, in fact, Punjabi communism was inextricably woven in to the local culture and traditions of the region. By focusing on the political history of the organised left, a considerable and growing force in South Asia, it discusses the formation and activities of radical groups in colonial P
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction; 1 The Punjab, communism and the state; 2 Martyrdom and the nation: The 'communism' of the Naujawan Bharat Sabha; 3 Learning the new rules: The Punjab left in the 1930s; 4 The contradictions of communism during the Second World War; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The actions of the radical left in Punjab in pre-Independence India during the 1920s and 30s have often been viewed as foreign and quintessentially un-Indian due to their widely vilified opposition to the Quit India campaign. This book examines some of these deterministic misapprehensions and establishes that, in fact, Punjabi communism was inextricably woven in to the local culture and traditions of the region. By focusing on the political history of the organised left, a considerable and growing force in South Asia, it discusses the formation and activities of radical groups in colonial P

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<p>Shalini Sharma is Lecturer in Colonial and Post-colonial History at Keele University, UK. Her research interests focus on the political histories of marginal groups and their interaction with political structures.</p>

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