The contemporary world cannot be fully understood without the struggles of the communists over the past century. Rooted in South Asia, Communist. has a global sweep, with essays examining communist praxis from bengal to Maharashtra, from Cuba to China. This volume – the first in a series – looks closely at the Communist international with an emphasis on how the core idea of internationalism impacted the campaigns of Communists. Deeply researched and richly written, these essays are a counterpoint to the erasure of Communist movements in bourgeois historiography.