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India League of America Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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India League of America; ILA; formed in 1938; a prominent and active member was Jagjit (J.J.) Singh; Pearl S. Buck was the honorary chairperson from the mid-1940s; membership consisted of Americans and citizens of India living in the U.S.; the ILA was devoted to the cause of Indian independence; sought to influence American policies toward India; worked for pan-Asian solidarity; attempted a nuanced anti-Communist policy, independent of American influence; Indian leaders were at times concerned about the ILA's extra-governmental activities; the ILA ceased to exist in 1959.

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