Political Memoirs of an Indian Revolutionary: Naina Singh Dhott, 1904-1989

By: Surinder Singh

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Contents Preface. Introduction. 1. Life in the Chenab colony. 2. Migration to foreign lands. 3. The Soviet connection. 4. Underground in colonial India. 5. Involvement in peasant movements. 6. Struggles of the industrial workers. 7. Deoli Okara and Amritsar. 8. Partition and its aftermath. 9. Underground in independent India. 10. The onward march. Appendix From the split to the emergency. Bibliography. Index. Naina Singh Dhoot (1904 1989) played a pioneer role in the communist movement of the Indian subcontinent. He grew up in the Chenab Canal Colony joined the Ghadar Party in Argentina and studied Marxism in Moscow. Returning to India in 1936 NSD established a night school at Calcutta for teaching Marxism. He revived the Muzara movement in the Nili Bar and suffered police torture in the Lahore Fort. He guided major strikes of industrial workers in Jamshedpur Amritsar and Okara. He strengthened the trade union movement of Kanpur in collaboration with R.D. Bhardwaj and S.S. Yusuf. He was imprisoned in the Deoli detention camp along with 260 leading communists. During the different phases of his political career he worked in close association with Muzaffar Ahmad Ajoy Kumar Ghosh and Harkishan Singh Surjeet. During the partition NSD led numerous campaigns for the prevention of communal riots and rehabilitation of refugees. Remaining underground for five years (1948 52) when the CPI was banned he organized hundreds of workers at the Bhakra Dam site and led the Muzara movement of Una to its logical end. Following the split of 1964 he joined the CPM and began to build the party from below. For nearly five decades NSD remained involved in the struggles of the toiling masses propagating Marxism and developing communist cadres. Printed Pages: 358

Title: Political Memoirs of an Indian Revolutionary: Naina Singh Dhott, 1904-1989

Author Name: Surinder Singh

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173046336

ISBN 13: 9788173046339

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