early communits

  1. Liberate the Colonies! Voices from the Global Struggle for Freedom
    24
    Jun

    Liberate the Colonies! Voices from the Global Struggle for Freedom

    ‘I come from the Indies; I have travelled forty days.’ These words were addressed by Tan Malaka of the Communist Party of the Dutch East Indies to the Congress of the Toilers of the Far East—convened by the Comintern. He had been asked to conclude his speech as his time was up. He was in no mood to comply. Fighters for justice are not easily silenced, even by their comrades! The speaker hadn’t travelled forty days to discuss the political situation back home with foreigners. Divided by ..
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  2. Early Indian Communists and their Historian: An Interview with Suchetana Chattopadhyay
    21
    Oct

    Early Indian Communists and their Historian: An Interview with Suchetana Chattopadhyay

    Suchetana Chattopadhyay, who teaches at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, has been producing some of the most important work on early Communist history. Her first book – An Early Communist: Muzaffar Ahmad in Calcutta, 1913-1929 (Tulika, 2011), traces not only the early life of  Kakababu but also the world of colonial and radical Calcutta. The book was reviewed when it came out by Vijay Prashad in Frontline. Most recently, Chattopadhyay has contributed an essay for our own new volume – Communi..
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