Haj to Utopia How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire

ISBN-10: 0520269551

ISBN-13: 9780520269552

Edition: 2011

Authors: Maia Ramnath

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In The 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. The first book to reveal Ghadar's intricately woven web, The Haj to Utopiademonstrates how disparate and far-flung freedom fighters managed to articulate a radical new world order out of seemingly contradictory ideas.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
"The Air of Freedom": Ghadar in America
Our Name Is Our Work: The Syndicalist Ghadar
Enemies of Enemies...: The Nationalist Ghadar
and Friends: The Republican Ghadar
Toilers of the East: The Communist Ghadar
"Dear Muhammedan Brothers": The Khilafatist Ghadar
Lai Salaams: Ghadar and the Bolshevik Muhajirin
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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