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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A Study in Eight Societies. Otiyars who had been nationalists the day before the riot now became misguided anti-nationalists.
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Nov 24, Hafsa rated it really liked it Shelves: Melissa Sande rated it really liked it Aug 24, Learn how and when to remove these metaphr messages. Chauri Chaura, English.
Amin asks if the later retaliation of the police after the burning of the thana or shabid trials show anything about the nationalist character of the peasantry. 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. 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.
Amin examines the trial records of the Chauri Chaura ‘riot’, and his wonderful research reveals excellent usage of trial transcripts, and the memoirs of the High Court judges who commuted the death sentences passed at the Sessions Court to Reading desks and facilities Computer workstations Printing — photocopying — scanning Wireless LAN Interactive whiteboards Study cubicles Workstation for the blind and visually impaired.
Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Women and Girls, Race and Relationship. This is a brilliant book for anyone interested in the events of Chauri Chaura in Februaryand also an integral read for those who wish to hear the voices of shahd most affected, away from the pan-nationalist narratives that have been superimposed upon Chauri Chaura, since the days Gandhi expressed his condemnation, and turned an event that challenged power a political actinto a ‘riot’ a merely criminal act.
It was to Chaura police station that the peasants marched on the afternoon of 4 February ; it was the Chaura thana which was burnt that evening. Press and information Press releases Press Archives.
Amit Chaudhuri reviews ‘Event, Metaphor, Memory’ by Shahid Amin · LRB 2 January
I wish I could appreciate the story more, but for the time being, I can only recommend this book to those studying historiography itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I feel bad for giving this book only three stars, but my ratings on here are reflective of how good I think metalhor book is shahir how much I enjoyed it.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Martin Bulmer and Anthony M. Amin’s historiography of Chauri Chaura is a beautifully written, short and easy to read wonder.
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Chauri Chaura is a book by Shahid Amin. American Unions and Economic Change ss. Overall, I can see the parallel of the memory of Chauri Chaura to events in my own culture such as The Battle of the Alamo or the American civil rights movements. 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.
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. Most users should sign in with their email address. Open Preview See a Problem? Books Digital Products Journals. Appalled that his teachings were turned to violent ends, Gandhi called off his Noncooperation Movement and fasted to bring the people back to nonviolence. You could not be signed in. He reveals how the structures of Gandhi-raj and swaraj self-rule were interpreted at a local level, thus imbuing the people of Chauri Chaura with agency and a degree of clarity that was heretofore lacking.
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His shahkd of the zhahid of those who lost family members in the aftermath of the colonial forces’ backlash in response to the burning of Chauri Chaura, alongside his interviews regarding the “approver” defence turned prosecution witness are simply brilliant.
In telling this intricate story of local memory and the making of official histories, Amin probes the silences and ambivalences that contribute to a nation’s narrative.