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MillerComm18-Prashad

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 South Gregory; Urbana IL
Date
Sep 6, 2017   7:30 pm   9:00 pm
Speaker
Vijay Prashad; Professor of International Studies and George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asia History, Trinity College
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
E-Mail
cas@cas.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

The Russian Revolution as the Mirror of Third World Aspirations

What did the Russian Revolution look like from India or Egypt or Southern Africa? What aspirations did it carry, what sentiment did it hold for people held in thrall of European colonialism? Why was it that these anti-colonial movements celebrated when Japan defeated the Tsarist forces in 1904 and then when the ordinary Russian people rose up in 1905? Why did Gandhi, sitting in South Africa, praise the rebels of 1905 and see in them something to emulate? What then did '1917' mean to the emergent Third World Project? These are the questions central to this presentation.

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