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We Are Anarchists

We Are Anarchists

Essays on Anarchism, Pacifism, and the Indian Independence Movement, 1923–1953

M.P.T. Acharya (author), Ole Birk Laursen (editor)


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  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • Released: Apr 9, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781849353427

Published by AK Press


“This fascinating and rich collection of essays by M.P.T. Acharya significantly deepens our understandings of transnational radical thought in the early twentieth century.” —Kama Maclean, author of A Revolutionary History of Interwar India

The first collection of essays by India’s anticolonial anarchist revolutionary, M.P.T. Acharya (1887–1954), including critical reflections on Gandhian nonviolence.

M.P.T. Acharya was a contemporary and critic of Mohandas Gandhi during the Indian Independence Movements, who imagined a tremendous anarchistic potential in the practice of non-violent direct action. He was also a prolific writer, whose essays are testimony to a tireless agitator and intellectual. His work demonstrates the global reach of anarchism in the interwar period and enables a more nuanced understanding of Indian anticolonial struggles.

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