Anti-British And Other Movements Upto 1917

The run-up to the initiation of the communist movement in India covered the first seventeen or eighteen years of the twentieth century. Let us, therefore, take a quick glance at the main political trends and events of this period. For almost twenty years since its formation, the Indian National Congress remained

Evolution of Marxist-Leninist Thought on Revolution in the East

India was certainly not alone in awakening to a protracted anti-imperialist struggle. Other peoples in the colonies and semi-colonies — popularly described at the time as “the East”, much in the same way as we now use the generic term “third world” — were bestirring themselves and the founders of

Karl Marx And Nineteenth Century India

Karl Marx, whose interest in India was evident from such writings as the incomplete Notes on Indian History, referred to the British plunder of this resourceful country on many occasions in his Capital, e.g., “The English cotton machinery produced an acute effect in India. The Governor-General reported in 1834-35 : ‘The

PART- I : The prelude — (1857-1917)

To trace the history of a movement that is European in historical origin and proletarian in character, in an Asian ‘peasant country’ like India, one has to start with an understanding of two inter-related processes : (a) the changing social structure and political milieu of India under British rule and