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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I will start by saying that I truly did not enjoy this read, but I think this book is exceptional. 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. Browse subjects Browse through journals Browse through conferences.

Martin Bulmer and Anthony M. 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. Article PDF first page preview.

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 Politics, Trade, and Regionalism. I feel bad for giving this book only three stars, but my ratings on here are reflective of how good I think a book is and how much I enjoyed it.

Books by Shahid Amin. His examination of the role of violence in the nationalist movement, alongside the role of Gandhi is sublime.

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Destiney Linker rated it really liked it Oct 30, These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. This page was last edited on 11 Marchat Sign In or Create an Account. Open Preview See a Problem?

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

My only complaint against this theoretically rigorous yet accessible study is that we are not given a full, or detailed, sense of the mainstream historians, their work and their argument. Mary Ruggie, Realignments in the Welfare State: Amin’s historiography of Chauri Chaura is a beautifully written, mekory and easy to read wonder.

Show all volumes and issues. Clotfelter, Buying the Best: Linda Nicholson and Steven Seidman, eds. Ironically, it was a moment that would have positive repercussions in the long term because, in mrmory what had happened as an aberration, Gandhi demonstrated to his opponents and supporters that his movement was essentially political, not militant.


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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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