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Description - Event, Metaphor, Memory by Shahid Amin

Taking Gandhi's statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February 1922 residents from villages around the north Indian market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, murdering 23 police constables. Appalled that his teachings were turned to violent ends, Gandhi called off his Non-cooperation Movement and fasted to bring the people back to non-violence. In the meantime, the British government denied that the riot reflected Indian resistance to its rule and tried the rioters as common criminals. These events took on great symbolic importance among Indians and this book examines the way in which the event has been remembered, interpreted and used as a metaphor for the Indian struggle for independence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520087804
ISBN-10: 0520087801
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shahid Amin

Shahid Amin is Professor of History at Delhi University. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford, Princeton, and Berlin. He has authored Sugarcane and Sugar in Gorakhpur (1984), as well as several seminal essays in Subaltern Studies--of which project he is one of the founding editors.

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