International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part D (2017)
The contribution of congress socialists to the national movement in Orissa
Dr. Suryakant Nath
The Indian National Congress was the Organisation which spearheaded the anti-colonial struggle against the British in India. There were many strands popular protest which operated inside the broad framework of the Congress-led movement against the British. Among these, the Socialists played a very crucial role as they radically transformed the ideology of the national movement by taking it closer to the masses and increasingly reflecting their aspirations in the policies and programmes of the Indian National Congress. At the international level, the great economic depression of 1929, failure of the western capitalist economies to cope with its adverse consequences and the unusual recovery and exceptional economic gains made by the Soviet Union made the socialist ideology immensely popular in India and many young men who had been sceptical with the Gandhian methods gradually leaned towards socialist ideas. This radicalism in nationalist politics brought massive popular response, participatory politics and a steady erosion of the colonial power structure. The present paper tries to trace the roots of this socialist movement in Orissa in the thirties and tries to capture the broad spectrum of the movement till India attains independence.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Suryakant Nath. The contribution of congress socialists to the national movement in Orissa. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(4): 225-231.