"Long Live Indian Independence".
With these words the men of the British Battalion of the XV International Brigade in Spain greeted the visit of Jahawarlal Nehru and V. Krishna Menon, as recorded in the Daily Worker of 20 June 1938. The two campaigners for Indian independence were in Spain to show their solidarity with the Second Republic and its fight against fascism.
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Resources about India in the library collection
Ben Bradley, India: what we must do (1942) - Shelfmark: AG India Box 1
Jean Jones, Ben Bradley: fighter for India's freedom (no date) - Shelfmark: AG India Box 3
J Hindle and M Brothers, Conditions in the textile industry of India: the report of an investigation (1927) - Shelfmark: AG India Box 2
Arthur W Silver, Manchester men and Indian cotton, 1847-1872 (1966) - Shelfmark: H50
Peter Harnetty, Imperialism and free trade - Lancashire and India in the mid-nineteenth century (1972) - Shelfmark: H41
S Saklatvala and MK Gandhi, Is India different?: the class struggle in India - correspondence on the Indian labour movement and modern conditions (1927) - Shelfmark: AG India Box 1
Romesh Dutt, The economic history of India in the Victorian age - from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the commencement of the twentieth century 5th ed. (1900) - Shelfmark: K04
R Palme Dutt, India to-day (1940) - Shelfmark: E08
Edward Thompson, A history of India (1927) - Shelfmark: Q41
Resources relating to the Spanish Civil War and International Brigades at the Library
Material on the period, much of it archival, forms one of the most extensive and interesting collections in the Library. The collection consists of books, pamphlets, journals, archival material, artefacts and tape recordings.
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