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The rise and growth of leftism in the Congress movement

The 1930s witnessed the rapid growth of socialist ideas within and outside the Congress. In 1929 there was a great economic slump or depression in the United States which gradually spread to the rest of the world. Everywhere in the capitalist countries there was a sleep decline in production...
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The nature of the leadership and programmed of the Congress Socialist Party

In 1934, after the suspension of the Civil Disobedience Movement, some socialist wanted to form a socialist party within the congress organisation so as to prevent the erosion of the revolutionary character of the Congress. The socialists within the congress believed in Marxist ideas like the communists but they...
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Short notes on the emergence of the left-wing within the Congress

A powerful left-wing group developed in India in the late 1920s and 1930s contributing to the radicalization of the national movement. The goal of political independence acquired a clearer and shouter social and economic content. The stream of national struggle for independence and those of the oppressed came together....
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The attitude of the Indian National Congress towards the constitutional changes

The British Government played the game of ‘Divide and Rule’. While suppressing the militant nationalists, it tried to win over moderate nationalist opinion so that the militant nationalists could be isolated and suppressed. To placate the moderate nationalists, it announced constitutional concessions through the Indian Councils Act of 1909...
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In the summer of 1942 Gandhi was in a strange and uniquely militant mood

Britain and France joined together to placate Hitler. The Government of India immediately joined the war without consulting the National Congress or the elected members of the central legislature. While Congress was in full sympathy with the victims of fascist aggression, and was willing to help the forces of...
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