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Ghadar Movement and Its Anarchist Genealogy

HARJOT OBEROI
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 44, No. 50 (DECEMBER 12-18, 2009), pp. 40-46
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25663888
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Abstract

The Ghadar movement virtually came out of nowhere and rapidly took over the consciousness of an entire Indian diaspora. What was so compelling in its message that it could uproot an entire project of migration and settlement and turn it upside down? Why would thousands of migrants, from different regions of India, but predominantly the Sikhs from the Punjab, suddenly become interested in waging an armed struggle against British colonialism? These questions can be better addressed if we switch the Ghadar movement from the cultural register of Indian nationalism to the revolutionary theories and practices of the Russian anarchists. What is also striking about the Ghadar Party was that unlike many contemporary militant organisations, it was actively hostile to religion.

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