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Author Fewster, Alan, 1956- author

Title The Bracegirdle incident : how an Australian communist ignited Ceylon's independence struggle / Alan Fewster
Published North Melbourne : Arcadia, 2013
North Melbourne, Vic : Arcadia, 2013
©2013

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 MELB  954.9302 Braceg Few/Bin  DUE 30-06-20
Description xv, 173 pages, 12 pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Prologue : Nawalapitiya, Ceylon, 4 April 1937 -- Radical bohemian -- Creeper to comrade -- The first convenient ship -- Futile and colourless agitation -- Persons of gigantic intellect -- Wild, Godless Communism -- The T-group and the brown sahibs -- This most misguided act -- Well out of it -- Inaccurate inferences and uncertain facts -- Constitutional maladjustments -- A market-place court -- No great harm -- The street Arabs' chorus -- Epilogue : London, Berlin, 1937-39
Summary This is a tale of defying the odds. It is true story of a young white man, reviled by his own kind for going native, who, against the might of British imperialism, stands up for his right to speak out in defence the oppressed
Analysis Australian
Australians overseas
Biography
Biography & autobiography (Australia)
Colonialism
Colonisation, imperialism & post-colonialism (Australia)
Communism
Demonstrations and protest movements
Ethnic relations
Great Britain
History
Independence
Political parties & ideologies (Australia)
Sri Lanka
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Bracegirdle, Mark Anthony Lyster, 1912-1999 -- Political activity.
Bracegirdle, Mark Anthony Lyster, 1912-1999 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Bracegirdle, Mark Anthony Lyster, 1912-1999.
Bracegirdle, Mark
Lanka Sama Samaja Party -- History.
Lanka Sama Samaja Party.
Communists -- Australia -- Biography.
Communists -- Australia.
Trials (Sedition) -- Sri Lanka -- History.
Sri Lanka -- History -- 20th century.
Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 1978-
Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Bracegirdle, Mark
ISBN 9781921875793 (paperback)
Other Titles How an Australian communist ignited Ceylon's independence struggle