Revolutionary Pasts
Communist Internationalism in Colonial India


‘Written with great flair, and refreshingly nonpartisan, Revolutionary Pasts will shift the paradigms of studying the Left in South Asia. Ali Raza embraces and acknowledges the complexity and dissonance he encounters in his archive, unpacking its agendas and offering them up to the reader with astute analysis, restoring race to histories of leftist activism.’

Kama Maclean, UNSW Sydney


‘Ali Raza captures the utopian imaginaries and the global itineraries that shaped Indian Communism, and brought Marx to the subcontinent, in this beautifully written, meticulously researched book. His is a signal contribution to global intellectual history and to studies of Left thought and praxis.’

Anupama Rao, Barnard College, Columbia University


Ali Raza is Associate Professor of History at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.


Publisher: Folio Books

Publishing date: 2021

ISBN: 978-969-7834-20-4

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 353

Rights: Pakistan

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Communist Internationalism in Colonial India

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