Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The People's Militia: Communists and Kashmiri nationalism in the 1940s

Buy Article:

$17.05 + tax (Refund Policy)

In autumn 1947 communists in the Indian princely state of Kashmir took the lead in organising a people's militia, part of a mass mobilization which confirmed the end of princely rule and the advent to power of a radical Kashmiri nationalist movement. The embracing of popular armed force – to an extent revolutionary in purpose, but supporting rather than challenging the Indian state – was a novel departure for the Indian communist movement. Using oral history and contemporary news reports as well as secondary sources, this article addresses the role of communists in the militia and more widely in the National Conference, the Kashmiri nationalist party. It also explores other key aspects of communist influence the National Conference, including the drafting of its 'New Kashmir' manifesto of 1944; its 'Quit Kashmir' campaign of 1946; and its radical policies, notably on land ownership.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2010

More about this publication?
  • Twentieth Century Communism provides an international forum for the latest research on the subject and an entry-point into key developments and debates not immediately accessible to English-language historians. Its main focus is on the period of the Russian revolution (1917-91) and on the activities of communist parties themselves but its remit also extends to the movement's antecedents and rivals, the responses to communism of political competitors and state systems, and to the cultural as well as political influence of communism.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more