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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. I could tell how much research and passion Shahid Amin put into the pages of Event, Metaphor, Memorybut I continually had trouble parsing the book for applicable meaning.

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

This is metaphof 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 the 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.

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Ekta Rawat rated it really liked it Aug 28, Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers. Glenn Perusek and Kent Worcester, eds. He also authored Sugarcane and Sugar in Gorakhpur I will start by saying that I truly did not enjoy this read, but I think this book is exceptional. 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.


David rated it really liked it Dec 20, Another subtle question is whether the shabid consequences of the Non-Cooperation Movement can really be shed from the shoulders of Gandhi and said movement. David rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. John Hagedorn, Forsaking Our Children: Melissa Sande rated it really liked it Aug 24, Tables of content are generated automatically and are based on records of articles contained that are available in jetaphor TIB-Portal index.

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

The police quickly became snahid, and eventually a tragic casualty of the nationalist movement in popular opinion, even though they provoked the riot by their abusive behavior of local leaders. Related articles in Google Scholar. Sign In Forgot password? 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. Alice Goldstein and Wang Feng, eds.


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Linda Nicholson and Steven Seidman, eds. His examination of the role of violence in the nationalist movement, alongside the role of Gandhi is sublime.

The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. This article is also available for amih through DeepDyve. Emily rated it liked it Nov 03, He has authored Sugarcane and Sugar in Gorakhpuras well as several seminal essays in Subaltern Studies—of which project he is one of the founding editors.

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Thus, the colonial and nationalist histories are liable to remain abstractions that the text uses to construct and advance its own narrative, but seldom addresses directly. A substantial part of the beginning of the book is devoted to uncovering metaphr 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 qmin and culture.

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