The article “Class, Capital and Colonies in India and Palestine/Israel” studies the way Indian and Israeli Communist intellectuals conceptualized and understood European Colonialism. In contrast to present day settler-colonial theories – that disregarded Marxist critic of European expansion – Indian and Israeli Communists developed a Bolshevik colonial thinking. For Communists the triple forces of imperialism, capital and class devastated the “archaic” native way of life. In doing so they clear a path for European domination, settlement and class differentiation of both colonizers and colonized. The article traces Bolshevik colonial thinking to its origins in Marx’s and Lenin’s writings. It continuous to further examine the way these Marxist classics were interpreted by Indian thinkers as M.N. Roy, R.P. Dutt, and Israeli ideologies Eliyahu (Alyosha) Gozansky, Moshe Sneh, Meir Vilner and Tamar Gozansky.
"Class, Capital and Colonies in India and Palestine/Israel."
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