Great Game Vol. 2.0 – Part 1

Greetings, Comrades!

This episode started with one of our oldest fans, Dave, sending us a book, “Setting the East Ablaze” by Peter Hopkirk. It was about the struggle between Lenin and Bolsheviks and Great Britain about the influence in the east, especially in India. Then, while doing this month’s episodes about Putin and everything, I decided that the book had only English and Russian perspectives, but no Indian ones, and then I googled and researched, and…oh boy, it grew and grew and now I have a whole new aspect of the Eastern Border show that I’ll try to cover. Enjoy!

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3 Comments on Great Game Vol. 2.0 – Part 1

  1. Hi, greetings from India. I am an avid listener to your podcast, Keep on doing great work.
    I want to point out few things about Indian political landscape mentioned in this episode. Like you presumed that M K Stalin is a communist leader (which is logical things to do) but he is not. He just shares name with Stalin nothing else. He is from DMK (Dravinian party) which is political heir of Periyar’s movement, though story behind his name is quite interesting but not relevant here.
    Another article you mentioned from some India org, which is a rightwing propaganda website as you also felt that hateful vibe in it.
    Also I want to insist on a fact that Indian perception of Communism is very different than western experience. Red flag still in some way symbolises a voice for downtrodden, farmers, poors, tribals, minority and even democracy which hasn’t penetrated to rural areas yet. Though CPI has lost political ground in India now but it still hold a narrative.

    • Oh wow, thank You so much! If you could e-mail me the details and some articles, it would be great. You see, while researching this, I got fascinated by your political scene, and like I said, I don’t know much, so huge thank you for explaining this!

  2. Could you post a list of your references for the episode? This topic is really interesting and I want to read more about it.

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