Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World

Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World

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Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World by Vijay Prashad

In The Darker Nations, praised internationally by critics as a welcome antidote to apologists for empire, award-winning historian Vijay Prashad tells the story of how the Cold War created the Third World-at once a political project, an anti-imperialist utopian vision, and a galvanizing ideology that transcended geography. Bringing to life the giants of the movement like India's Nehru, Egypt's Nasser, and Indonesia's Sukarno, as well as crucial events such as the now-forgotten Brussels conclave of the League Against Imperialism and the launch of the Third World project in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955, Prashad's paradigm-busting history brilliantly restores to memory the flawed but vibrant idea of the Third World.

About the Author:
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and the director of international studies at Trinity College, Connecticut

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565847859
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: A New Press People's History Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Professor of South Asian History and the director of international studies at Trinity College, Connecticut. He is the author of The Karma of Brown Folk and Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting, among other books. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Series Preface   Howard Zinn     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xv
Quest
Paris: a concept conjured     3
Brussels: the 1928 League against Imperialism     16
Bandung: the 1955 Afro-Asian Conference     31
Cairo: the 1961 Afro-Asian Women's Conference     51
Buenos Aires: imagining an economy     62
Tehran: cultivating an imagination     75
Belgrade: the 1961 Non-Aligned Movement Conference     95
Havana: the 1966 Tricontinental Conference     105
Pitfalls
Algiers: the perils of an authoritarian state     119
La Paz: released from the barracks     134
Bali: death of the Communists     151
Tawang: war most foul     165
Caracas: oil, the devil's excrement     176
Arusha: socialism in a hurry     191
Assassinations
New Delhi: the obituary of the Third World     207
Kingston: IMF-led globalization     224
Singapore: the lure of the Asian Road     245
Mecca: when culture can be cruel     260
Conclusion     276
Notes     283
Index     349

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