ISBN 9788183283250,A Delicate Shade Of Pink

A Delicate Shade Of Pink


Wisdom Tree

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Wisdom Tree

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788183283250

ISBN-10 818328325X


Number of Pages 120 Pages
Language (English)


Who was Hella Wuolijoki? Behind her public roles as a dramatist, business-woman and director of the Finnish Broadcasting Company, was she really a spy? And what about her sister, Salme Pekkala-Dutt who married Swedish-Indian Rajani Palme Dutt, an ideologue for the Communist movement in many countries, including India? Why has Salme remained an unknown entity in Finland though she was a strong background force in the Communist Party of Great Britain?

At the end of the nineteenth century, the Murriks, a middle-class Estonian family had four daughters and a son. Two of the daughters, Ella and Salme, became Finnish citizens, with Salme adopting British citizenship later on. But both also turned into revolutionaries, who idealised Stalin and the Soviet state. Which of their roles in the international network of Socialists and wartime political intrigues were real and which were imaginary?

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