Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire (California World History Library 19)

Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire (California World History Library 19)

By: Maia Ramnath (author)Hardback

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In Haj to Utopia, Maia Ramnath tells the dramatic story of Ghadar, the Indian anticolonial movement that attempted overthrow of the British Empire. Founded by South Asian immigrants in California, Ghadar--which is translated as "mutiny"--quickly became a global presence in East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and East Africa. Ramnath brings this epic struggle to life as she traces Ghadar's origins to the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, its establishment of headquarters in Berkeley, California, and its fostering by anarchists in London, Paris, and Berlin. Linking Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1914 to Ghadar's declaration of war on Britain, Ramnath vividly recounts how 8,000 rebels were deployed from around the world to take up the battle in Hindustan. Haj to Utopia demonstrates how far-flung freedom fighters managed to articulate a radical new world order out of seemingly contradictory ideas.

About Author

Maia Ramnath teaches Global Histories at New York University.

Contents

List of Maps Introduction 1. "The Air of Freedom": Ghadar in America 2. Our Name Is Our Work: The Syndicalist Ghadar 3. Enemies of Enemies ... : The Nationalist Ghadar 4... and Friends: The Republican Ghadar 5. Toilers of the East: The Communist Ghadar 6. "Dear Muhammedan Brothers": The Khilafatist Ghadar 7. Lal Salaams: Ghadar and the Bolshevik Muhajirin Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780520269545
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9780520269545
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0520269543

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