PART-II : party foundation and the years preceding it (1917-25)

Communism in India arose on the high road of Indian people’s movements briefly discussed above. But to understand the historical conditions of its genesis, it will be necessary now to close in on the immediate socio-political backdrop.

Impact of World War I on the Alignment of Class Forces

Comintern and the Colonial Question:

The Second Congress

Nationalism And Internationalism

Initiatives in the Soviet Union

The First Communist Groups in India

Towards a Left Bloc Within the Congress

The Peshawar And Kanpur Conspiracy Cases

The First Communist Conference in India

Party Foundation Day: 26 December, 1925

Third to Fifth Comintern Congresses

Comintern Debates And the Indian Reality

The National Scene And

Early Communist Propaganda