Overview for From Imperialism to Fascism: Why Hitler's "India" was to be Russia
The present book which appears also in Russian, in St. Petersburg, in 2003-had been first conceived in 1948. Surprisingly, during the half a century that had elapsed, its theme had not been elaborated in its wide historical context. Its present treatment has been stimulated particularly by the findings of Hannah Arendt on West European roots of Nazism and its partly colonial genesis, by the author's lifelong admiration for India's independence struggle, his work on the history of British Burma and his childhood and adolescence in Persia-then emerging from a semi-colonial state.
Manuel Sarkisyanz (Author)
Manuel Sarkisyanz (born 1923) had been a subject of the Shah of Iran. He studied at the University of Tehran and then at the University of Chicago. There, he wrote his first book, "Russia and the Messianism of the Orient". Upon its publication in German he was immediately invited to Germany-intially as visiting professor in freiburg and then in Kiel. His main interests lie in the comparative history of independence movements.
The latter is now being translated into the language of the Mayas of Yucatan (Mexico)-where the author now lives most of the year.