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Bhagat Singh’s Atheism
The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India Since 1989
  • J. Elam
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1 December 2013
On the Form, Politics and Effects of Writing Revolution
‘Writing Revolution’ is concerned with the relationship between revolutionary politics and the act of writing in modern South Asia. The pages that follow feature a diverse cast of characters: rebelExpand
Reading Revolutionaries: Texts, Acts, and Afterlives of Political Action in Late Colonial South Asia
This essay maps out the discursive and political trajectories of the ‘revolutionary’ in Indian historical and literary worlds. Focusing on the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army and related interwarExpand
Echoes of Ghadr: Lala Har Dayal and the Time of Anticolonialism
This essay reads Lala Har Dayal’s Hints for Self-Culture (1934) in order to highlight how anticolonial agitator Lala Har Dayal imagines a history appropriate for a future anticolonial utopia. ByExpand
Commonplace Anti-Colonialism: Bhagat Singh's Jail Notebook and the Politics of Reading
ABSTRACT Bhagat Singh (1907–31) is popularly celebrated as one of the major leaders of the Indian anti-colonial movement. Scholars have pointed to his writings to demonstrate his philosophicalExpand
The ‘arch priestess of anarchy’ visits Lahore: violence, love, and the worldliness of revolutionary texts
In 1909, a Criminal Intelligence Department official in Delhi warned of Russian-born anarchist Emma Goldman's trip to India scheduled for the following year. The ‘arch priestess of anarchy’, as sheExpand
Take Your Geography and Trace It
The twentieth century's long list of connections underneath the colour line, dubbed provocatively (if sometimes ahistorically) ‘cosmopolitanism’, reveals a network of international interlocutorsExpand