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The Bolshevik Revolution and the Collapse of the Colonial System in India

Siddiqui, Kalim (2017) The Bolshevik Revolution and the Collapse of the Colonial System in India. International Critical Thought, 7 (3). pp. 418-437. ISSN 2159-8282

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This article discusses some of the key contributions of the Bolshevik Revolution to the colonial nations such as India and puts them into historical context. It argues that the Bolshevik revolution and its leaders, especially V.I. Lenin should be recognised as making a major contribution to the anti-colonial struggle and the fight to achieve equality in the community of world of nations. This article then points out how Lenin has provided assistance to the struggle to achieve freedom and end to colonialism. He wrote in support of the people who were oppressed for centuries in the colonies and also invited them to Moscow and discussed with them about their situation. Colonialism produced economic backwardness in India and British colonial rule led to the huge change in the Indian economy to fit the interests of British ruling elites i.e. merchants and industrialists. The study concludes that the Bolshevik Revolution dealt a significant blow to the imperialist countries. Despite the collapse of Soviet Union, there is no doubt that the Bolshevik revolution had changed the world history. It made de-colonisation possible and contributed to the defeat of fascism.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Critical Thought on 10 Oct 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21598282.2017.1355743.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bolshevik revolution; India; anti-colonial struggle; Exploitation; Imperialism
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Jonathan Cook
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 11:28
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 20:02
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/33548

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