Haj to Utopia : how the Ghadar movement charted global radicalism and attempted to overthrow the British empire / Maia Ramnath.

By: Ramnath, Maia, 1973-Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksCalifornia world history library: 19.Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 327 pages) : mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520950399 (electronic bk.); 0520950399 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Hindustan Gadar Party -- History -- 20th century | Nationalism -- History -- 20th century | Social movements -- History -- 20th century | Political activists -- History -- 20th century | Social reformers -- History -- 20th century | Revolutionaries -- History -- 20th century | World politics -- 1900-1918 | World politics -- 1919-1932 | India -- Politics and government -- 20th century | India -- History -- Autonomy and independence movementsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Haj to Utopia.DDC classification: 320.540954 LOC classification: DS480.4 | .R37 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-311) and index.

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The Ghadar movement originated in California in August 1914, a week after WW I began. The movement (via its newspaper, Ghadar) called upon Indians to fight for the overthrow of the British Raj in India. Ramnath (NYU) seeks to extend the existing historiography on the movement to a broader study of its global impact. Rather than view the movement as nationalist or a regional anticolonial uprising based in the Punjab, she attempts to reveal it as a disparate group of autonomous branches that were global in nature. Ramnath examines how the movement worked with other radical groups, such as Irish and Egyptian nationalists; sought ties with pro-Ottoman and Pan-Islamist groups; and established ties with Germany and the Soviet Union. By viewing the movement in its global context, the author has added new insight into and information on the Ghadar movement. This well-researched, well-conceived study will be an indispensable companion to scholars of the Ghadar movement and students of the Indian nationalist struggle for independence. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries. P. P. Barua University of Nebraska at Kearney

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Maia Ramnath teaches Global Histories at New York University.

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