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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Services for libraries National interlibrary loan International interlibrary loan. Kurt Bowen, Evangelism and Apostasy: Amin captures the local sights and sounds of Chauri Chaura, with deft use of oral history, and by retaining the original words of those he interviewed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992

These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. 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 Along with this, Amin asks if there is any other evidence contained deeper in the story that can show the nationalist leanings of the peasantry meaning dress codes, foods, and language, for example.

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He reveals how the structures of Gandhi-raj and swaraj self-rule were interpreted at a local level, thus imbuing the shahic of Chauri Chaura with agency and a degree of clarity that was heretofore lacking. It is no small feat to produce to these stories, whilst laying them aside other sources, and allowing the stories to lose and strengthen facticity as they unravel across the pages.


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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. Theory and Methodology in the Sociology of School Knowledge.

Chaturvedi, Vinayak Oxford University Press Korean Merchants in America’s Multiethnic Cities. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Show all volumes and issues. Politics, Trade, and Regionalism. Nov 24, Hafsa rated it really liked it Shelves: His collation of the stories 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.

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Haines, Against Capital Punishment: 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.

In this case, penetration by the railways was the crucial factor: Reading desks and facilities Computer workstations Printing — photocopying — scanning Wireless LAN Interactive whiteboards Study cubicles Workstation for the blind and visually impaired.

The Indian popular memory is that the perpetrators were not nationalists, but criminals with no relationship to the Non-Cooperation Movement and later Nationalist Movements that Gandhi led and eventually forced the British to leave the country Amin shows how Gandhi and even British justice forged this non-political identity onto the nationalists around Chauri Chaura. Amin asks if the later retaliation of the police after the burning of the thana or the trials show anything about the nationalist character of the peasantry.


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Taking Gandhi’s amn 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. Martin, Promises to Keep: John Hagedorn, Forsaking Our Children: Lists with This Book. Amin shows the nationalist movement to have deeply penetrated the area around the Chauri Chaura station, both with local organizing committees and propaganda, avoidance of foreign foods and clothing, but more visibly, the ketaphor of many otiyars volunteers, or nationalist members trained to oppose instability and mob rule in the countryside begging for grain.

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The book then goes on to examine the ways in which such records have been appropriated by different, sometimes conflicting, histories — the colonial, on the one hand, and the nationalist, on the other.

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