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Event, metaphor, memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992

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Mandeep Kalra rated it memkry liked it Jun 13, Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. In the meantime, the British government denied that the riot reflected Indian resistance to its rule and tried the rioters as common criminals.

By doing so, he critiques broader claims about the role of violence in the nationalist movement as being constructed. Comaroff and Paul C.

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Slavery after Rome, — A substantial part of the beginning of the book is devoted to uncovering what the nonsensical-sounding place name, Chauri Chaura, really means, enabling it to shed its negative resonance by allowing it the physical contours of a real place and culture.

The Many Facets of Demographic Change. The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. 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 presence of many otiyars volunteers, or nationalist members trained to oppose instability and mob rule in the countryside begging for grain.


Trivia About Event, Metaphor, 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, David rated it really liked it Dec 20, 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.

These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. 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. A Study in Eight Societies.

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This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Services for libraries National interlibrary loan International interlibrary loan. 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. Excellent contribution to the writing of the history of South Asia–Shahid Amin uses oral histories, metaphoor, newspaper accounts, nationalist accounts, and judicial records to examine the events at Chauri Chaura.

About the Book 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.


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

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Table of contents — Volume 26, Issue 4 Show all volumes and issues Tables of content are generated automatically and are based on records of articles contained that are available in the TIB-Portal index. In telling this intricate story of local memory and the making of official histories, Amin probes the silences and ambivalences that contribute aimn a nation’s narrative.

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