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



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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. Book jacket.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Series Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Paris: a concept conjuredp. 3
Brussels: the 1928 League against Imperialismp. 16
Bandung: the 1955 Afro-Asian Conferencep. 31
Cairo: the 1961 Afro-Asian Women's Conferencep. 51
Buenos Aires: imagining an economyp. 62
Tehran: cultivating an imaginationp. 75
Belgrade: the 1961 Non-Aligned Movement Conferencep. 95
Havana: the 1966 Tricontinental Conferencep. 105
Algiers: the perils of an authoritarian statep. 119
La Paz: released from the barracksp. 134
Bali: death of the Communistsp. 151
Tawang: war most foulp. 165
Caracas: oil, the devil's excrementp. 176
Arusha: socialism in a hurryp. 191
New Delhi: the obituary of the Third Worldp. 207
Kingston: IMF-led globalizationp. 224
Singapore: the lure of the Asian Roadp. 245
Mecca: when culture can be cruelp. 260
Conclusionp. 276
Notesp. 283
Indexp. 349
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