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By Anjum Altaf I wonder what the concerned students would be thinking of the government’s directive to some teachers of the Pak-Turk school system to leave the country. I guess they would consider it political interference. If so, they would be wiser than the experts who...

By Ahmed Kamran Chapter Three: The Rise and Fall of Indian Communists (1933-1951) By 1933 when the Indian communist leaders were released early on account of their reduced jail terms in Meerut Conspiracy Case the CPI was in doldrums. Having left the Workers and Peasants Parties on the...

By Ahmed Kamran Chapter Two: The Communist Party of India – Its Genesis (1920 – 1932) – (Continued) Meerut Conspiracy Case With the CPI being underground, communist workers mostly engaged in political work from various Workers and Peasant parties. Worried about the growing radicalization of politics and the communists’ influence...

By Ahmed Kamran Chapter Two: The Communist Party of India – Its Genesis (1920 – 1932) – (Continued) The First Communist Conference in India During the proceedings of Kanpur Conspiracy case, strong protests were made in the British press and the parliament against trial of accused for being communists and...

By Ahmed Kamran Chapter Two: The Communist Party of India – Its Genesis (1920 – 1932) - (Continued) Communists in India The success of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia under the leadership of Lenin in October of 1917 had powerfully shaken the world; it was never to be the same...

By Ahmed Kamran Chapter Two: The Communist Party of India – Its Genesis (1920 – 1932) The Indian revolutionaries and Muhajirs arriving in Russia in 1920 from different directions played a major role in forming the first Communist Party of India. They had different ideas and had taken different...

By Ahmed Kamran Chapter One: The Roots of Revolution (Continued) III. The Jihad Movement Almost simultaneous to these events but, apparently independent of them, some other developments were taking place in India. By early 1900s, the international situation in Europe and the Middle East was getting tense, especially for Indian Muslims....

By Ahmed Kamran Chapter One: The Roots of Revolution (Continued) II. International Revolutionaries While a steady migration of Indian peasants and working classes as indentured labour was slowly taking place towards the British colonies in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, a new and more comprehensive political and administrative order...

By Ahmed Kamran Introduction The communist movement in Pakistan is all but dead. Today, there are few to mourn its death and its unceremonious exit from the national politics. It seems a forgotten chapter, completely erased from the collective memory of the youth. A handful of those...