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A revolutionary history of interwar India : violence, image, voice and text

Author: Kama Maclean
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study draws on new evidence to deliver a fresh perspective on the ambitions, ideologies and practices of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association or Army (HSRA), the revolutionary party formed by Chandrashekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh, inspired by transnational anti-imperial dissent. The book offers an account of the activities of the north Indian revolutionaries who advocated the use of political violence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kama Maclean
ISBN: 0199396116 9780199396115 9780190217150 0190217154
OCLC Number: 880461837
Description: xx, 342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : violence and anticolonialism in India --
The revolutionaries of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army : histories, actions, activists. Of history and legend : revolutionary actions in north India, 1928-31 ; That hat : infamy, strategy and social communication ; The revolutionary unknown : the secret life of Durga Devi Vohra --
Porous politics : the Congress and the revolutionaries, 1928-1931. Intermediaries, the revolutionaries and the Congress ; The revolutionary picture : images and the dynamics of anticolonialism ; 'Gandhi and Balraj' : from dominion status to complete independence --
The aftermath : Gandhism and the challenge of revolutionary violence. The Karachi Congress, 1931 ; Controlling political violence : the government, the Congress and the HSRA --
Conclusion : the dynamics of anticolonial violence --
Epilogue : Congress and the revolutionaries, 1937-1946.
Responsibility: Kama Maclean.

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This study draws on new evidence to deliver a fresh perspective on the ambitions, ideologies and practices of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association or Army (HSRA), the revolutionary party formed by Chandrashekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh, inspired by transnational anti-imperial dissent. The book offers an account of the activities of the north Indian revolutionaries who advocated the use of political violence against the British; and considers the impact of their actions on the mainstream nationalism of the Indian National Congress.

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