Ghadar Movement: A Short History


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The Ghadar Movement was in many ways novel struggle for the freedom of India. It was launched in North America in 1913 by the combined efforts of Sikh migrant workers from Punjab and a small number of revolutionary exiles like Lala Har Dayal. They dreamt of complete independence pf India like that of USA.

Several thousands returned to India at the beginning of the world war to overthrow the British rule through an armed insurrection like the Ghadar (Mutiny) of 1857. this book is a short history of the genesis and rise of the movement, its transnational dimensions, romance of patriotism, limitations and illusions, tremendous sacrifices and its legacy that inspired Bhagat Singh and other revolutionaries.

Published: 2012
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback