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Author Bozarslan, Hamit, author

Title Revolutionary passions : Latin America, Middle East and India / by Hamit Bozarslan, Gilles Bataillon and Christophe Jaffrelot ; translated from the French by Soma Datta Gupta
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. François Furet: The Past of an Illusion and the Revolutionary Enigma; Furet's Passion; Revolution as a Heuristic Subject for Research in the Social Sciences; The War of 1914-18, the Suicide of the Bourgeois Republican State and the Revolutionary Phenomenon; Does Revolution lead to a Totalitarian System?; Egalitarian Passions, the New Man and Revolution; The Revolution and the Hatred of the Bourgeois; The Revolution as Configuration and Religious Ambition; The Regimes of Hope and the Despair of Revolutions
1789-1908: Revolutionary Imagination and LegitimacyBetween the Two Wars: Fascination for the Left and the Radical Right; 1965-89: Radicalisms of the Left; Arab Revolutionary Regimes; The Plurality of the Left; Contested Territories; Profiles of Militancy; The Iranian Revolution or the Contraction of the Universal; After 1989; Glossary; 4. The Making of Indian Revolutionaries (1885-1931); 'Terro-Hinduism', the Indian Version of Anarchism (1885-1914); Maharashtra and Bengal, crucibles of a political culture of violence; Revolutionaries as individuals in the quest for self-esteem
Revolution: A Passion in Democratic Societies and ... ElsewhereCited Texts of François Furet; 2. Two Revolutions-Cuba 1959 and Nicaragua 1979: From the War Against Tyranny to Totalitarian Dicatatorship; Cuba and Nicaragua; Order and Violence; The Game of Power Struggle; From Populism to the Power of the Egocrat; From the System of Power Struggles to the Sandinista State Party; Social Equality and the Bureaucratization of Society; Glossary; 3. The Ups and Downs of Revolutionary Passions in the Middle East; Periods of Revolution in the Middle East
Tilak, Savarkar and the 'Hinduisation' of AnarchismThe 'Terro-Heroism' of the Worshippers of the Goddess in Bengal; Republicans and Socialists: the Coming to Age of Indian Revolutionaries (1914-31); Reshaped by the Exiled; Challenged by Gandhi; The Hindustan Republican Socialist Association (HRSA), between Ancients and Moderns; The HRSA, Socialism and Violence; Violence vs Non-Violence?; The Revolutionaries and the Congress: Opposing Complementarities; Conclusion; Glossary; 5. What is Revolution All About? Postscript: Reflections; 'West-East Gradient'
Westernization and the Centrality of the IntelligentsiaWar as Construction of Revolutionary Power; Construction of the Particular through the Universal; Return to Europe; Bibliography
Summary "Europe has been the chief arena of revolutionary passions since the end of the eighteenth century. During this same period, and right up to the beginning of the twenty-first century, the non-European world, too, has resonated with coup attempts and revolutionary turmoil. How does one begin to understand these revolutionary passions? To what extent are they influenced by European matrices? Have these revolutions also themselves resulted in 'exportable models'? Three French writers look at three continents--Latin America, the Middle East and India and interrogate the revolution, with reference to and dialogue with the definitive work of Francois Furet, who wrote The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century. Interestingly, the original French book Passions révolutionnaires was written in 1995, just after the fall of the Berlin wall. Whether nationalist, religious, proletarian, international, anti-colonial or simply liberty and equality, whether violent or fought passively, the Revolution as a concept and a fact, whether past, present or future, remains a critical reference point for our societies. "--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Text is in English, translated from the original French
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Subject Revolutions -- Philosophy.
Revolutions -- India.
Revolutions -- Latin America.
Revolutions -- Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Bataillon, Gilles, author
Gupta, Soma Datta, translator
Jaffrelot, Christophe, author
Translation of (work): Bozarslan, Hamit. Passions révolutionnaires. English
ISBN 1315146967
1351378090 (electronic bk.)
9781351378093 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Passions révolutionnaires. English
At head of title: French writings on India and South Asia