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The contemporary world cannot be fully understood without the struggles of the Communists over the past century. Rooted in South Asia, Communist Histories has a global sweep, with essays examining Communist praxis from Bengal to Maharashtra, from Cuba to China. This volume – the first in a series – looks closely at the Communist international with an emphasis on how the core idea of internationalism impacted the campaigns of Communists. Deeply researched and richly written, these essays are a counterpoint to the erasure of Communist movements in bourgeois historiography.
VIJAY PRASHAD Introduction: Communist Histories
SUCHETANA CHATTOPADHYAY Being ‘Naren Bhattacharji’
FREDRIK PETERSSON The ‘Colonial Conference’ and Dilemma of the Comintern’s Colonial Work, 1928-29
MARGARET STEVENS Cuba and the Red International, 1934
ELISABETH ARMSTRONG Indian Peasant Women’s Activism in a Hot Cold War
LIN CHUN The Lost International in the Transformation of Chinese Socialism
ARCHANA PRASAD The Warli Movement and its Living Histories