The South Asian Studies Council presents
Ali Raza, LUMS, Kamran Asdar, UT Austin, Layli Uddin, King’s College-London and Newal Osman, IBA, Karachi:
“Revolutionary Pasts: Communist Internationalism in Colonial India, Book lunch panel.”
Moderated by Zaib-un-Nisa Aziz, Yale University.
Register here. http://cutt.ly/RevPast
“Whether their paths physically passed through Moscow or not, the ideals of Communist Internationalism the Soviet Union ostensibly stood for remained profoundly inspiring and liberating for millions of men and women looking to reclaim their future. At stake for them was nothing less than the radical transformation and rebirth of a degraded and tarnished world. How this global project unfolded in colonial India with all its twists and turns is the story of this book.”
LUMS (Lahore, Pakistan) Associate Professor Ali Raza’s book, “Revolutionary Pasts: Communist Internationalism in Colonial India,” published by Folio books in Pakistan, explores the ways in which everyday Indian revolutionaries from the colonial era were part of the global communist ethos. A book about dreams, utopias, and dreams of utopias, Revolutionary Pasts is an enthralling read as much as it is an excellent historical project. The panel is a book launch for LUMS Assistant Professor Ali Raza’s new book, “Revolutionary Pasts, Communist Internationalism in Colonial India,” being hosted in collaboration with Folio Books Lahore.