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Communist Internationalism and Decolonization in South Asia
My paper charts the lives, geographies, and anti-colonial struggles of Indian revolutionaries and how they sought to remake the world. Driven by the utopian dreams of Communist Internationalism, these individuals yearned for a revolutionary upheaval that would overthrow European imperialisms and radically transform their societies and the world. In doing so, they joined millions around the world equally invested in the transformative project of Communist Internationalism, by far the most wide ranging radical project of the twentieth century. I present this global story from the vantage point of South Asia from the 1910s to the 1950s.