Dialectics of Filiation and Affiliation

Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 640-650, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2011 Last revised: 18 Sep 2012

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Rebecca Gould

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham; Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Date Written: December 12, 2011

Abstract

Authored shortly before his death by a Georgian mountaineer who was killed by Bolshevik officers, the “Last Will and Testament of Toma Baliauri” is a first-person account of the efforts of the Georgian people to obtain freedom from the Russian empire following the Bolshevik Revolution. Baliauri's discussion of his alliances (and imprisonment) with Chechen leaders reveals the pan-Caucasus character of the Georgian independence movement. The English translation of the text given here is accompanied by an introduction that situates Baliauri‟s testament within the context of the anti-colonial revolutionary movements of the early twentieth-century Caucasus. Baliauri‟s testament was first published in Georgian in 1995, and is here translated for the first time into a foreign language.

Keywords: anticolonialism, postcolonialism, revolution, Georgia, Caucasus, independence, empire, Bolshevik Revolution, Soviet

Suggested Citation

Gould, Rebecca Ruth, Dialectics of Filiation and Affiliation (December 12, 2011). Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 640-650, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1944519

Rebecca Ruth Gould (Contact Author)

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham ( email )

College of Arts and Law
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Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies ( email )

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