Article ID: CBB779071243

Shattering the ‘looking-glass world’: the Congress for Cultural Freedom in South Asia, 1951–55 (2020)

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This paper assesses the thought and philosophy of South Asian intellectuals affiliated to the CIA-funded Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF). The CCF’s founders – anti-communist European and American scholars – encouraged allies across several continents to establish magazines and organise conferences warning of the threats posed by ‘totalitarianism’ to free cultural expression. But South Asian members, more interested in postcolonial politics, used its resources to initiate transnational conversations about social change. Probing neglected local CCF magazines and seminar transcripts, the paper also constitutes an early intervention on intersections between the cultural Cold War and decolonisation among non-state actors in the region.

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Authors & Contributors
Raina, Dhruv
Vargha, Dora
Pankaj Jain
Matten, Marc Andre
Mills, David
Reetta Humalajoki
Journals
Cold War History
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Transfers
History of Science
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Publishers
Routledge
University of Oklahoma Press
Cornell University Press
Routledge India
Oxford University Press
Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Concepts
Cold War
Colonialism
Decolonization
Communism
International relations
Geopolitics
People
Mijal, Kazimierz
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
Places
India
South Asia
United States
Asia
Soviet Union
Hungary
Institutions
Ford Foundation
International Red Cross
United States. Central Intelligence Agency
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