Rajani Palme Dutt: A Study in British Stalinism
RajaniPalmeDutt(1896-1974) was a leading figure in the Communist Party of Great Britain from the 1920s to the 1960s. His strong links with the Comintern made him, throughout this period, a devoted – and stern – supporter of orthodoxy within the CPGB.
Through an intertwining of personal and political history, this well-documented book not only tells the fascinating story ofPalmeDutt’s life, but also provides a key to understanding the rise and fall of communism in the 20th century.
John Callaghanis Professor of Politics at the University of Wolverhampton. He is author ofThe Far Left in British Politics(1987) andSocialism in Britain since 1884(1990).
‘…a remarkable political biography.’
John Torode, The Independent