J. J. Singh and the India League of America, 1945-1959: Pressing at the Margins of the Cold War Consensus

Shaffer, Robert
January 2012
Journal of American Ethnic History;Winter2012, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p68
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on entrepreneur Jagjit Singh, known as J.J. Singh, focusing on his leadership of the Indian League of America (ILA) and his positions during the Cold War. It examines his views on capitalism and communism. The author comments on the ILA's opposition to colonialism and desire for pan-Asian solidarity. Other topics include U.S.-India relations and the anti-communist foreign policies of U.S. presidents Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.


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