Reading Revolutionaries: Texts, Acts, and Afterlives of Political Action in Late Colonial South Asia

@article{Maclean2013ReadingRT,
  title={Reading Revolutionaries: Texts, Acts, and Afterlives of Political Action in Late Colonial South Asia},
  author={K. Maclean and J. Elam},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={113-123}
}
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 interwar Indian anticolonial agitators, this essay reflects on the lineages, breadth, and productivity of the term. By tracing the figure of the revolutionary, we show that its genealogy reflects a wide range of political allegiances, ethical concerns, and aesthetic protocols. ‘Revolutionary’ not only… Expand
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