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The 1942 Quit India Movement: The Violent End of British Rule in India

The mass insurrection that swept across South Asia in 1942-44 saw tens of thousands of ordinary people violently rebel against British colonialism, and proved to be the beginning of the end of the British Raj.    Advertisements

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“Adventurism” and Its Historical Failures

Insurrectionary attacks by small radical cells against the infrastructure and the elites of state and capital have typically failed at inspiring mass organizing and sustained revolutionary struggle.  

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Badass Women of the Anti-Colonial Movements

Women played a key role in the various anti-colonial movements that have resisted European hegemony since its very beginning.

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Gandhi and the English Working Class

Gandhi and the Indian Independence movement was wildly popular among the toiling masses of 20th century England.

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A Critical Reflection on the Maoist Attack in Chhattisgarh

In the context of eastern India, it is questionable how much value violent, offensive attacks on the state have for the larger goals of developing communism and the autonomy of the masses. 

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The Necessity of Violence for Indian Independence

The critical role that violent outbreaks of rebellion played in the Indian Independence Movement is too often overlooked.  In fact, by the 1940s violent rebellion had become the rule rather than the exception in India. 

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