Book presentation by Ali Raza (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
This book 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 global capitalism. Ali Raza presents this story from the vantage point of key revolutionary figures who created a ‘communism of the everyday’ in South Asia.
Ali Raza is a historian of South Asia and Associate Professor for history at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. His research and teaching interests include the social and intellectual history of modern South Asia, comparative colonialisms, decolonization, and post-colonial theory. He is the author of Revolutionary Pasts: Communist Internationalism in Colonial India (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and the co-editor of The Internationalist Moment: South Asia, Worlds, and World Views 1917–39 (Sage, 2014). Alongside his teaching and research, Dr Raza is also the co-curator and co-founder of the LUMS Digital Archive (archive.lums.edu.pk). The Archive is dedicated to collecting, cataloguing and preserving materials of historical significance in Pakistan and making them freely available to students and researchers across the world.
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