Voices of the sipahis

Gajendra Singh, The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and the Two World Wars (Bloomsbury, 2014), £27.99   The 100th anniversary of the First World War has brought into scope the “hidden” role of Britain’s Indian colonial soldiers. The recruitment of Indian… Continue Reading

From militant to minister

Paula Bartley, Ellen Wilkinson: From Red Suffragist to Government Minister (Pluto, 2014), £11.50, and Matt Perry, “Red Ellen” Wilkinson: Her Ideas, Movements and World (Manchester University Press, 2014), £75 Ellen Wilkinson led an extraordinary life. The daughter of an under-employed… Continue Reading

Movement of the people

Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Gunvald Nilsen (eds), Marxism and Social Movements (Brill, 2013/Haymarket, 2014) £111/£25.99   Marxism and Social Movements is an incredibly useful and important book. At its theoretical heart it asks two seemingly simple… Continue Reading