Indian Communists and Trade Unionists on Trial: The Meerut Conspiracy, 1929-1933

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Title Indian Communists and Trade Unionists on Trial: The Meerut Conspiracy, 1929-1933
Subject & Keywords India; Asia; history; politics; communism; BOAPROTEST
Description On 20 March 1929, thirty-one people, suspected of either communist or trades unionist affiliations, were arrested across India, including Bombay, Calcutta and Poona. They were to be shortly followed by a thirty-second person - Hugh Lester Hutchinson - in June of the same year. Collectively, they were charged under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code, of conspiracy to deprive the King of the sovereignty of British India." Ever since the Bolshevik revolution of October 1917, there grew a ubiquitous fear within the West of the spread of communism via Moscow's chief manifestation, the Comintern (Communist International). Indeed, it had long been suspected by the India Office that the Comintern had instructed the three Britons charged in the trial - Philip Spratt, Ben Bradley and Lester Hutchinson - to travel to India with the specific task of engendering a revolutionary <i>espirit de corps</i> within India's own growing trades union movements....
ISBN 9781851172696
Contributor British Library; LHASC; WCML
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Identifier https://microform.digital/boa/collections/36/indian-communists-and-trade-unionists-on-trial-the-meerut-conspiracy-1929-1933
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Language Eng
Rights Digital images © 2012 Microform Academic Publishers. All rights reserved.
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1929 - 1933
Created On 11th December, 2012 - 4:58pm
Last Updated 11th December, 2012 - 4:58pm
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