Book Reviews: SHAHID AMIN, Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura , Oxford University Press, Delhi, , pp. plus bibliography, index. Title, Event, metaphor, memory: Chauri Chaura, / Shahid Amin. Author, Amin, Shahid. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution. Shahid Amin. Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura – Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Pp. xiv.
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This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. David rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Appalled that his teachings were turned to violent ends, Gandhi called off his Noncooperation Movement and fasted to b Taking Gandhi’s statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February residents from the villages around the north Indian market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, burned it to the ground and murdered twenty-three constables.
Subir rated it really liked it Sep 28, These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally.
His examination of the role of violence in the nationalist movement, alongside the role of Gandhi is sublime. Oxford University Press As reinforcements and punitive expeditions arrived at the rail station, and as the riot gained a certain notoriety in nationalist and official writings, the name Chauri Chaura came to acquire a substantive presence.
Melissa Sande rated it really liked it Aug 24, Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers. Overall, I can see the parallel of the memory of Chauri Chaura to events in my own I feel bad for giving this book only three stars, but my ratings on here are reflective of how good I think a book is and how much I enjoyed it.
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Otiyars who even been nationalists the day before the riot now became misguided anti-nationalists. In this case, penetration by the railways was the crucial factor: In an ingenious negotiation between written and oral evidence, he combines brilliant archival work in the judicial records of the period with field interviews with local informants.
Another subtle question is whether the unintended consequences of the Non-Cooperation Movement can really be shed from the shoulders of Gandhi and said movement. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Amin, rightly, devotes as much energy to reconstructing the life of the community to which both the Gandhian volunteers and the representatives of the British Government — the chowkidars, the daroga, the policemen — belonged as he does to the event itself.
He extends his boundaries well beyond Chauri Chaura itself to explore the complex relationship between peasant politics and nationalist discourse and the interplay between memory and history. Course reserves Setting up a course reserve Form for setting up a course reserve.
Yael Zerubavel, Recovered Roots: It was an early moment of disgrace in a still unfolding nationalist history; metaphr Gandhi had to condemn it quickly in order to prove the moral superiority of the movement he had initiated. Thus, the colonial and nationalist histories are liable to remain abstractions that the text uses to evsnt and advance its own narrative, but seldom addresses directly.
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This page was last edited on 11 Marchat Also, Amin seeks to understand how the memory and metaphor of Chauri Chaura was constructed and reinforced so much so that in the latter half of the twentieth century, it was identified as an event firmly placed outside the boundaries of the nationalist movement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Be the first to ask a question about Event, Metaphor, Memory.
Michael Tomaselli rated it really liked shahiv Jan 19, My only complaint against this theoretically rigorous yet accessible study is that we are not given a full, or detailed, sense of the mainstream historians, their work and their argument. The judges, while recognizing the political nature of the event, pursued it on criminal ground in order to avoid any attempt at justification by the defense and the public at large.
Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Press and information Press releases Press Archives. Kurt Bowen, Evangelism and Apostasy: Books by Shahid Amin. Amin explores the events leading up to, during, and immediately after the burning of the Chauri Chaura thana in and murder of 22 police officers to see if the Indian popular memory of the event is accurate. In an ingenious negotiation between written and oral evidence, he combines brilliant archival work in the judicial records of the period with field interviews with local informants.
Steedly British Library Online Contents Taking Gandhi’s statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February residents from the villages around the north Indian market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, burned it to the ground and murdered twenty-three constables.
Trivia About Event, Evrnt, He extends his boundaries well beyond Chauri Chaura itself to mmeory the complex relationship between peasant politics and nationalist discourse and the interplay between memory and history. Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page.
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