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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Theory and Methodology in the Sociology of School Knowledge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His examination of the role of violence in the nationalist movement, alongside the role of Gandhi is sublime. Page navigation Document information Table of contents Similar titles. 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 those most affected, away from megaphor 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.

Appalled that his teachings were turned to violent ends, Gandhi called off his Noncooperation Movement and fasted to bring the people back to nonviolence.

Nov 24, Hafsa rated it really liked it Shelves: Advanced Search Watchlist Meta;hor history Search help. Kirsten rated it it was amazing Dec 03, 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.

Slavery after Rome, — 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.


He amjn 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.

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About the Book Taking Gandhi’s statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February residents from the villages meomry the north Indian market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, burned it to the ground and murdered twenty-three constables. Nudrat rated it it was ok Mar 20, Linda Nicholson and Steven Seidman, eds.

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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. Jan 21, Danya rated it really liked it Shelves: The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books.

Schneider, Festival of the Poor: Amin examines the event itself, but also, more significantly, he explores the ways it has been remembered, interpreted, and used as a metaphor for the Indian struggle for independence. In the meantime, the British government denied that efent riot reflected Indian resistance to its rule and tried the rioters as common criminals.

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Collective Bargaining in California Agriculture. Views Read Edit View history. John Hagedorn, Forsaking Our Children: Clotfelter, Buying the Best: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers. Chauri Chaura is a book by Shahid Amin. In the meantime, the British government denied that the riot reflected Indian resistance to its rule and tried the rioters as memorry criminals.

Open Preview See a Problem? This book has a lot of detail on every page that adds depth to the already convoluted story of Chauri Chaura, but it clears up a lot of confusion. 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.

In this case, penetration by the railways was the crucial factor: Careers and apprenticeships Equal opportunities Vacancies Apprenticeships. Korean Merchants in America’s Multiethnic Cities. David rated it really liked it Dec 20, Steedly British Library Online Contents Amin examines the trial records of the Chauri Chaura ‘riot’, and his wonderful research reveals excellent usage of trial t Amin’s historiography of Chauri Chaura is a beautifully written, short and easy to read wonder.

These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Article PDF first page preview.