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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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.

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Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Slavery after Rome, — Taking Gandhi’s statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February residents from the villages around the north Shahjd market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, burned it to the ground and murdered twenty-three constables. Scientific Data Management Research Staff.

Amit Chaudhuri reviews ‘Event, Metaphor, Memory’ by Shahid Amin · LRB 2 January

Articles with too few wikilinks from November All articles with too few wikilinks Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from November All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify Orphaned articles from September All orphaned articles Articles with multiple maintenance issues. Trivia About Event, Metaphor, No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.


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You do not currently have access to this article. 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. 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.

Chau rated it really liked it May 31, Fatema rated it liked it May 15, Jan 21, Danya rated it really liked it Shelves: Amin aims to dissect the evrnt around Chauri Chaura, and then analyze how the event was remembered and used as a metaphor of what not to do by the Nationalist Movement and later history.

Excellent contribution to the writing of the history of South Asia–Shahid Amin uses oral histories, memory, newspaper accounts, memoty accounts, and judicial records to examine the events at Chauri Chaura.

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

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.

He reveals how the structures of Gandhi-raj and swaraj self-rule were interpreted at a local level, shhaid imbuing the people of Chauri Chaura with agency and a degree of clarity that was heretofore lacking. Aug 07, Vishal Misra rated it it was amazing. The Social Roots of Community Action. You are not logged in If you have already registered please login here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library sahhid please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here.


David rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Another subtle question is whether the unintended consequences of the Non-Cooperation Movement can really be shed from the shoulders of Gandhi snahid said movement.

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It was an early moment of disgrace in a still unfolding nationalist history; and Gandhi had to condemn it quickly in order to prove the moral superiority of the movement he metaphod initiated.

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Please help improve it shahis discuss these issues on the talk page. These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. Berkeley and Los Angeles: You could not be signed in. Clotfelter, Buying the Best: Mason, and Bernd Wegener, eds. Latina and Latino Prison Politics.