Political humanitarianism in the 1930s: Indian aid for Republican Spain

  title={Political humanitarianism in the 1930s: Indian aid for Republican Spain},
  author={Maria Framke},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  pages={63 - 81}
  • Maria Framke
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Sociology
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
Abstract This article examines Indian humanitarian help for Republican victims during the Spanish Civil War. It focuses in particular on aid initiatives by the Indian national movement, which were embedded in the larger quest for independence from British colonial rule. By creating their own humanitarian programme in favour of Republican Spain, Indian nationalists dissociated themselves from Britain’s foreign policy and tried to orchestrate a politics of moral superiority for themselves. The… 
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