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We are anarchists : essays on anarchism, pacifism, and the Indian independence movement, 1923-1953 / M.P.T. Acharya ; edited and introduced by Ole Birk Laursen.

Author/Creator:
Acharya, M. P. T. (M. P. Tirumala), 1887-1951 author.
Standardized Title:
Essays. Selections
Publication:
Chico, CA : AK Press, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
vi, 289 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.
India -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Anarchism.
India -- History -- 20th century.
Autonomy and independence movements.
Politics and government.
India.
Form/Genre:
History.
Essays.
Summary:
M.P.T. Acharya (1887-1954) was a contemporary and critic of Mohandas Gandhi during the Indian independence movement. A lifetime of anticolonial struggle led him to embrace anarchism and he saw tremendous revolutionary potential in the practice of nonviolent direct action. A transnational figure, Acharya engaged in anticolonial activism across India, Europe, the United States, and Russia. He was also a prolific writer for publications across the globe, penning essays that are testimony to a tireless agitator and intellectual seeking to develop a radical, internationalist idea of national liberation. Acharya's work demonstrates the global reach of anrchism in the interwar period and gives us a more complete and nuanced understanding of Indian anticolonial struggles.
Contents:
Introduction: "M.P.T. Acharya: a revolutionary, an agitator, a writer", by Ole Birk Laursen
The "communist" program: a critical review
Communism in its true form
"Anarchist manifesto"
The mystery behind the Chinese trouble
In India
Disruption of Marxism
From a Bolshevik
Mother India
Principles of Non-violent economics
Unity - what for!
Why this judicial murder?
On jealousy
Trusts and democracy
Project: intended to wrest small industries from the clutches of capitalism
Gandhi and non-violence
The problem of exploitation and its elimination
Some confusions among workers
Who are workers?
Is the exchange between the city and the countryside economical?
A response to all "economists"
The end of the money system
Nationalism in India
On the question of race
Is the present system doomed?
A belated forecast for the year 1934
Anarchy or chaos?
The case for Buddhism
Max Netlau as biographer and historian
Ethics and "isms"
A letter from India
Is war inevitable?
Letter from India
Anarchy: from philosophy to economics
Labour splits in India
What is anarchism?
A libertarian voice from India
Libertarian thought in India
Money & moral values
Life of the workers in India
Voice of India
The end of an era: echoes of free India
Trade unions in India - pillars of capitalism
An Indian looks at "independence"
Savarkar: a criticism
How long can capitalism survive?
Our Indian correspondent on the stuffed dove of peace at the Indian Peace Convention
Confusion between communism and state capitalism
Letters to the editor, Thought (1950-1952)
Letter from India: Nehru and Korea
Indians in British colonies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Laursen, Ole Birk, editor, writer of introduction.
ISBN:
1849353425
9781849353427
OCLC:
1050960209
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