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Nehru, India and the Interwar World: An International History of Anti-colonial Nationalism


Monday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Rockerfeller Hall 115

This SAP's lecture is co-sponsored with Graduate History Association at History Department. Michele Louro's talk will be based on her book manuscript At home in the world: Jawaharlal Nehru and global anti-imperialism, which is currently under review with Cambridge University Press. The book situates Indian nationalist politics in a broad, international context of anti-imperialist movements beginning in the late colonial and interwar period. Louro contributes a much-needed international perspective to Indian colonial history. As a case study, her project traces the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru, then a prominent leader of the Indian independence movement and later India's first prime minister (1947-1964), and the League against Imperialism (LAI), a significant, yet little studied organization founded in Brussels in February 1927.